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good morning. danger in the heartland. as oppressive heatwave grips the midsection with temperatures in the triple digits. millions looking for a way to stay cool. and the heat's not going away anytime soon. over and out. london's top cop resigns under fire, a day after the police chief, the after the hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason
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to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous
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heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the forecast coming up, straight ahead. also ahead, casey anthony is enjoying her first full day of freedom today. she was released from a florida jail early on sunday. how was she able to elude the media that was chasing her? and did her parents turn down offer to be used as decoys after her release? an exclusive interview with one of her defense attorneys. and also, you're going to get the lucky job of sitting down with two of hollywood's most sizzling stars, justin timberlake and mila kunis, not only starring in a new movie together but also hded to the marine corps ball with some lucky service members. we'll be talking about that in a bit. >> a sneak peek at the new film. very cute. it will give us a lot of things to talk about. plus, we're launching a new series today we'll also be talking about. it's about america's obsession with breasts. what is it about those things that drive men wild and make women crazy? it's everything you wanted to
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know and more about this tempest in a c cup. and yes, do not adjust your tv screen, i have turned three shades redder. >> we should switch gears quickly. let's start with the dangerous heatwave. it has much of the nation locked in its grip. we've got al tracking it for us. al, good morning. >> thanks for letting me follow that. i appreciate that. unfortunately, we are talking about a brutal heat that is not going anywhere soon. look at this, this core of upper level high pressure, and it is going to stay here for the next really five days, at least. some of this video we have to show you in the midwest. we are talking about strong, strong heat that will continue to last. it's not going anytime anywhere soon. the heatwave will continue. you can see the brutal heat. this is all in the midwest. the big problem, besides all of the heat, it is affecting livestock, crops. we're going to have a big problem. we're going to be paying more at the gas station, at the grocery store, because of all of this dry, brutal heat.
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and it is just going to continue. here's what we're looking at. high temperatures, 103 in great bend, ft. worth, 102. 94 in washington, d.c. add the humidity, this is where the danger comes. the heat indexes are going to make it feel much worse. 99 in omaha, st. louis, 96. same in chicago. factor in the humidity levels, it's going to feel like 107 in chicago, 110 in st. louis. 116 in omaha. it will feel like 105 in oklahoma city. and the big problem, overnight lows will only drop back into the upper 70s to the mid 80s. and so as the week progresses, we're going to see that heat just continue to build as each day gets progressively worse. lester? >> all right, al, thanks. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a few minutes. now to the scandal surrounding the defunct british tabloid "news of the world" accused of hacking phones of politicians, celebrities, even murder victims. just this morning another top scotland yard official was forced to call it quits.
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nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with an update. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. that makes two high-level officials at scotland yard resigning in less than 24 hours amidst allegations they mishandled the accusations into phone hacking. the police chief himself and his deputy resigning. the casualties in this scandal just continue to pile up. london's top cop resigned under pressure after they hired a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denied any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a
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distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of murdoch's british newspaper arm, was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les hinton, her predecessor, now publisher of "the wall street journal," resigned. both deny any knowledge of wrongdoing at "news of the world." the resignations and brooks' arrest some say could open up further criticism of rupert murdoch's son james, the head of news corp.'s european and asian operations. >> he may find his that doesn't mean that rupert murdoch himself is vulnerable. position in the company vulnerable. >> reporter: on tuesday, rupert and james murdoch will publicly
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answer questions from members of parliament. the deputy prime minister told the bbc exactly what the government wants to hear from the head of news corp. >> i think he needs to come absolutely clean, about what he knew, about what his senior executives knew. >> reporter: news corp. published two full-page advertisements in the british press over the weekend, one an apology directly from murdoch. the second, a list of what "news corp. will do to make it right and an admission. "apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps", the statement reads. "it may take some time for us to rebuild trust." >> reporter: rebekah brooks' lawyer told the media today she is guilty of no criminal offense, that she was detained yesterday for nine hours, presented with no allegations and no proof. lester? >> stephanie gosk this morning. thank you. michael wolff is the author of
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"the man who owns the news: inside the secret world of rupert murdoch." also director of "ad week" magazine. thanks for coming on. >> thanks for having me. >> as you heard, rebekah brooks did not see this coming. she goes in as a witness and they arrested her. the director did not see it coming. how much of a chill does this send over the company? >> it sends a deep freeze. and no one within news corp. expected this. it's one of the interesting parts of this scandal. it's been going on for six years, a drip, drip, drip, and two weeks ago, started and smacked them in the face. and they're all, to say the very least, off their game. >> one member of parliament was quoted as saying this scandal is now laughing around murdoch's ankles. talk about him and his son. what they must be feeling right now, and if they are in potential liability here. >> i don't think it's laughing around his ankles. i think it's about to submerge his head. they are in as deep as you can. this is the fight of their life.
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and i think a lot of people feel that fight is -- is pretty much over. >> and some say -- even a bigger deal than the hacking is the fact there might have been payoffs to police here. how -- i don't want to put you on the spot about british law, but can an executive be held accountable for what happens beneath them? >> especially if they knew. so it's that classic scandal thing. what did they know, when did they know it? so we will certainly -- tomorrow's inquiry will begin to shed some light on that. >> likely rebekah brooks won't say much, now that she has been arrested in that inquiry. >> that's what we hear. but both james and rupert and his father, rupert murdoch, are right there for the first time, facing -- facing questions. facing -- there's no -- rupert always goes to his own media to answer questions. this time, it's -- he's -- >> you've spoken to him in detail. is he a man who likes to be challenged? how will he do in front of a parliament committee? >> well, i think that's the big
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worry in his family, and in the company because he is not good at this. he's not good at people challenging him. he's not good at -- he's actually a rather shy man, a rather inarticulate man. so i think suddenly face-to-face with people asking him questions, nobody knows what can happen. >> we have been following this story now for weeks. you've been following it for years. looking back, how did this happen to a company this large, and with this kind of influence? is. >> you know, i will tell you how it happened. it happened because this is what they do. this is what they've always done. this is central to the company's identity. they publish tabloid newspapers, and they stand right on the edge of the line of what's legal and what's not legal. what has changed here is the public perception and the public tolerance. and i think that's what has caught them just completely off guard.
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>> but you say they walked this line, you referred to this company. this company spans across the globe, and certainly huge interests here and brand names here in the united states. >> and you're right. it's parts -- it's this company's newspapers. but this company's newspapers are fundamental to its identity, and fundamental to the interests of its management. rupert murdoch cares about nothing so much as he cares about newspapers. >> no allegations any of this has taken place in the newspapers here in the united states, but can they be affected? can this part of his empire be adversely affected? >> i would say, my guess is that when all this is said and done, the newspapers will be so discredited that the company has to get rid of them, has to separate themselves from the newspapers. i would also go further than that and say the murdoch family has probably been as discredited, and they too will have to be separated from what is otherwise a very healthy company. >> michael wolff, good to have you on. thanks so much for being here. it is now 7:11. once again, here's ann. lester, thanks.
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they suffered incredible heartache this year, but the people of japan have a big reason to cheer today, a day after their national women's soccer team won the world cup. they knocked off the favorite americans in a game packed with drama. nbc's ann thompson is in frankfurt, germany, with more on this story. ann, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. and what a game we all saw. the u.s. team is in the air and headed back home. you know, before last night, japan had never defeated the u.s. in women's soccer. and that streak came to an end in the most gut-wrenching way. it came down to penalty kicks. sports' equivalent of the shootout at the o.k. corral. and suddenly, the americans' dream of a third world cup were over. tied 1-1 after regulation, the game went to extra time and u.s. star abby wambach did what she does best, using her head to put the bigger, stronger, americans ahead.
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but the japan team didn't flinch, getting the ball past american goalkeeper hope solo. then it was just shooter versus goalkeeper. and japan's surefootedness won the world cup. a disappointed wambach spoke to espn after the game. >> it's going to hurt for a while, but i'm proud of our team. we never gave up. and congratulations to the japan team. i think their country is very, very proud of them. >> reporter: this morning, still stung by the loss, the team boarded a bus to start the long journey home. >> i think we have a lot to be proud. and we're going back to a country that's extremely proud of us. and, you know, that means a lot. so we've got to keep our chins up. >> reporter: america is proud of this team. this dramatic journey to the final team briefly united a divided country, rallied around the flag and these women in new york, los angeles, afghanistan. and here in frankfurt. where tangelo calhoun led her
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friends and family from the u.s. garrison in titleburg in the classic cheer. soccer, long an international favorite, enthralled america in what's been a miserable summer for sports. >> the nfl and the nba have been locked out. baseball is going with the roger clemens' mistrial. and this is something americans can see and feel proud of these women going out there and playing for the purity of the sport and winning. >> reporter: but the champions would be japan, a country still reeling from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. a victory that came in the middle of the night, and gave a weary nation a reason to celebrate. even in japan, few people thought their team would make it to the finals, let alone bring home the cup by defeating the number-one team in the world. ann? >> anne thompson, thank you very much for your report. i'm glad you got all of that team usa paint off of your face.
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that's good. >> i was in the newsroom yesterday watching, trying to get work done. at moments no one was working. everyone was watching and cheering. we got it on the air. let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, lester and ann. three international service members were killed in a bombing this morning in eastern afghanistan, according to nato. this as general david petraeus hands over command of the u.s. mission there to general john allen today. the house votes this week on a tea party-backed plan to keep the government from a default. the nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. look, the entire negotiation process to raise the debt ceiling in the next two weeks is on a two-track process, a public one and a private one. you referred to the public one. right now, house republicans are going to be voting on this balanced budget amendment, trying to get that added to the constitution. it might even get a vote in the united states senate. but it has no chance of passage. but once that's out of the way, then the behind the scenes
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negotiations right now, which is all basically the united states senate, to put together some sort of process that would have some spending cuts, mixed in with this sort of legislative gymnastics that gives the president more power to raise the debt ceiling is going to get put together. i'm told by at least either the end of the week or over the weekend they may actually have a piece of legislation in front of them. and then the game is trying to get house republicans on board to pass it. we shall see. natalie? >> all right. we'll be watching. thanks so much, chuck todd at the white house for us this morning. a tour bus accident has killed at least two people and injured at least 35 others. the bus crashed on its way to niagara falls sunday in upstate new york. police say early reports indicate a tire blowout might be to blame. hospital officials are denying reports over the weekend that ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak had a major stroke and is in a coma. doctors say he is in stable condition after suffering a drop in blood pressure. mubarak is set to go on trial in august.
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the epa says a ruptured exxonmobil pipeline in the yellowstone river is unlikely to release any more oil after repairs this weekend. the pipe failed july 1st, spewing about 1,000 barrels of crude into the river. and concert-goers in ottawa say they're lucky to be alive today after a stage at blues fest collapsed, injuring at least five people. bad weather was to blame for the incident that ended a cheap trick concert early. and now, let's head to wall street. cnbc's missa francis is at the new york stock exchange for us. good morning, melissa. >> good morning, natalie. wall street is very much focused on debt talks, which as you heard are pretty much stalled right now. moody's has a suggestion to help the problems. that's the rating agency that may downgrade u.s. debt. they are saying why not do away with the debt ceiling all together? they put that in a report and said that a lot of countries don't even have a debt ceiling, so that would really eliminate the fight right here. no word if the government is taking that suggestion or not.
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we're also watching news corp. stocks under pressure under this hacking scandal. investigators are trying to parse the fact only 25% of the company's revenue actually comes from newspapers. the rest is from television and satellite operations and they're trying to figure out where is the value there, and how much overlap will we see? and finally, it's a big earnings week down here on wall street. ibm reporting after the bell, so you want to listen for that one, natalie. back to you. >> we will be. melissa francis at the new york stock exchange, thank you. and harry potter worked his magic and shattered box office records this weekend. the final chapter, "harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2" earned a record $68.6 million in ticket sales and $307 million overseas and sold more post-midnight ticket screenings in history. it is just getting started. this is the biggest movie of the year, a lot of people are saying. >> i've seen it. i would see it again. i think that's the reality. they're going to be still be making a lot of money.
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i would watch you every minute of theay if i could. al roker in this morning. >> this weekend, we saw "winnie the pooh." >> aw. >> happens to be his birthday today. >> happy birthday! >> also nelson mandela's birthday. >> yes, it is. we've got tropical storm brett, winds at 50 miles per hour moving east at 3. the path basically keeps it right along shore, parallel, and then out into the atlantic. no big problems. maybe some rip currents along the carolina shoreline. risk of strong storms east into the upper great lakes. wet weather moves into the coastal pacific northwest. the heat, of course, continues. that is the big story today. that's what's going that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we're seeing a mostly clear start to the morning. we have low clouds approaching the coast which will keep the air conditioning cranked up. 70 in oakland, 78 san jose, morgan hill 83. across the north bay north of
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ukiah could see rare july showers. let's look at the seven-day forecast today and tomorrow the coolest days of the work week. wednesday and thursday we warm up nicely. a brief cooldown friday. and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you. tibet's spiritual lead e the dalai lama is in new york. i sat down with him shortly after his meeting with president obama and in our wide-ranging interview, he talked about his conversation with the president, and shared his thoughts about the spirit of american resilience. the dalai lama says he offered president obama comfort. >> it's my duty to call him, show my respect. the president has some sort of difficulties. so i want to show an old friend's face, really.
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a feeling of reunion, old friend. >> the president is in a fierce struggle with his political opponents over the fute of the nation's finances. what is the best way, your best advice, how to find compromise with those you deeply disagree with? >> naturally, you have some different interests regarding your own different party. but when the nation is facing crisis, those different views of political parties is secondary. now, this economic problem is not an interest on this party or that party. it's a national sort of interest. so we must work together. >> and to all americans struggling -- >> so these times of economic
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difficulties, no reason to discourage americans. you must keep your spirit, your determination, and hard work. that way, you can overcome these kinds of problems. it may take time, but courage. never discourage. in spite of difficulties, you must keep your self-confidence. >> his holiness, the dally ll a llama. and later, in part two, his thoughts about china, hiand goi back to tibet. and casey anthony is a free woman today. how did she get away without a trace? we're talking exclusively to a member of her defense team. but first, this is "today" on nbc. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur?]
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>> good morning. it's 7:26. i'm marla tellez. oakland police are trying to sort out why a man ran from them, then ended up crashing his car on somebody's property. this happened earlier this morning. christie smith is live on the scene with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the skid marks lead to where the driver lost control and crashed into an iron fence here at 36th and west. what led to this police still sorting out. when they got to the driver he took off on foot. the car was towed. when we got here the man was in the back of a police cruiser and put into an ambulance.
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he was talking, though. i spoke briefly with a woman who lives in this apartment. she heard a big boom, the meter out front and some bricks suffered some damage, she said she's just glad that it wasn't worse. that's the latest from here. live in oakland. christie smith, "today in the bay." >> thank you, christie. now we're going to change it up and switch to the forecast. you can expect a nice day. rob joins us with a look. >> that's right. pretty nice day. patchy low clouds approaching the coast. we'll see 50s through breakfast time. lunch time low 70s. top out mid 70s around san jose. 65 san francisco and we could see stray showers north of santa rosa for the afternoon. cool days ahead. we warm up, second half of the week we're talking 80s and 90s. thursday into friday. the weather not so bad. the monday commute tough. >> a rough one. we have another issue, not a sigalert but major accident involving injuries. westbound 80 that's the commute direction at highway 4.
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things were jammed up below 20 miles per hour. you do have an issue as you pass by 4. four cars involved. still lanes blocked. at one point three, now two are blocked. that makes things lighter at the east shore freeway as you approach the bay bridge toll plaza. the incline we had the disabled vehicle that cleared and the travel time now 28-minute drive through this area. 101 slow because of that big rig. >> thank you, mike. for the latest check us out on facebook, nbc bay area morning news.
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7:30 now on this monday morning, july 18th, 2011. it's scorching here in new york city, but it's even hotter in much of the rest of the nation. we'll get al's forecast coming up in a few minutes. meantime, inside i'm ann curry with lester holt in for matt today. always great to have you here, lester. >> thank you. coming up in a moment, we'll be talking about casey anthony's waking up today as a free woman after her weekend jail release. did her parents snub her right after her release? how did she make her clean get away? we'll be talking to her defense attorney in just a moment, and ask about the details. also ahead, a remarkable
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tale of survival. it's about a florida grandmother who went out for an evening walk and ended up neck-deep in a swamp. and she was stuck there for four days. she is now free, of course. she is here in our studio for an exclusive interview, coming up in a bit. and later, lester, you don't have them, but half of the world has them. they come in all shapes and sizes. we're talking about a national obsession. breasts. and why is it this country spends so much time, money and effort talking and thinking about them? we're going to be addressing that also. >> thanks for making it clear that i don't have them. >> no, you don't. that's all right. anyway -- moving on. we've got a very serious topic to get to. we begin with casey anthony, a free woman today. her whereabouts, a secret. nbc's kerry sanders is outside the orange county jail. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, ann. after being solitary in a cell here for three years and one day, late on the -- early on sunday morning, casey anthony left the jail here. she got into a gray suv, was
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pursued for a short time by news helicopters and then casey anthony vanished. flanked by her attorney, casey anthony, wearing a bright pink shirt, skinny jeans and sneakers mouthed a simple thank you to one of the armed officers at the jail, and this just 15 seconds, she was out the front door. amid protesters' calls, casey made her way to an awaiting suv, where she flashed a slim smile, and then she and her crews sped off. some gathered here still angry at her acquittal. some chase on foot, while from above, news helicopters follow the gray suburban. >> get out of the roadway. >> get out of the street! >> reporter: deputies blocked off access, giving casey a secure route to escape the community's anger. >> she is not worth the time of
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day. after tonight, she is dead in my room. she's gone. >> reporter: the unusually high level of security, including mounted patrols, was put in place after casey's lawyers said she had received repeated death threats. the gray suburban escape vehicle, unlike that other famous chase of the white bronco on california's 405, gave airborne cameramen the slip among the buildings in downtown orlando. it's believed casey went to her attorney's office, but for a while, it appeared the suv had driven on to the tarmac at a city airport, where a private jet took off. faa records show the plane went to columbus, ohio. but there's no passenger manifest to reveal if it casey was on board. where did casey go? her attorneys won't say, her brother won't say, her parents won't say. >> we're out here for caylee. >> reporter: sunday, people gathered here where caylee's remains were found, all with a
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shared sense of anguish. >> i just keep thinking about little caylee, and how sad that her sweet little life -- she wasn't even 3 years old, and this is what she had to go through. and it just breaks my heart. i just wanted to honor this little girl's memory. >> reporter: cindy is casey anthony's mother. now, her attorney tells nbc news that when she was watching on tv, that plane on the tarmac, she texted jose baez, casey anthony's attorney, and said, "is my daughter on that plane," and she got back two simple words. "she's safe." jose baez, defense attorney, had asked george and cindy anthony, casey's parents, to get into a vehicle to create a decoy vehicle, to draw people away from wherever casey was going, but they declined. so this morning, casey anthony is free. whereabouts, unknown. ann? is . >> all right, kerry sanders, thank you. cheney mason is casey anthony's
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defense attorney, joining us with an exclusive interview. mr. mason, good morning. >> good morning, ann. >> what can you tell us about where casey anthony is? >> well, not a whole lot more than jose is, other than she is safe, and we are confident about that. and very comfortable with it. >> can you confirm she boarded a plane? >> i will not confirm she boarded a plane or flew on her own. she's gone, she's safe and elaborate plans had to be made to keep the people away from her. >> elaborate plans. what kind of life will she have there? >> well, i'm sure that you know as well as anybody else, her life is going to be very difficult for a very long time. as long as there are so many people of a lynch mob mentality and those willing to deny the fact that a jury found her not guilty, she is going to have issues. even without that, she's got issues of dealing with the loss of her child, which she has not gotten over, and probably never will. and the fact that she spent three years locked up in a cage.
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this is very psychologically expensive for a human being, and it will take a while for her to adjust. >> will she have security? >> yes. she will have security. she has security. >> who is funding her life, sir? >> volunteers. we've had an outpouring of people offering their time and whatever they can do to try to help her. lots of people in this country, despite the mobs, do, in fact, believe in the constitution and presumption of innocence and lots of people are trying to help her. >> you mentioned these mobs. is there any part of you that understands why people can't let this go? why people are upset that she is free? >> well, yes, i do. and the good part about it is that there are those protections in our government that allow people to express their opinions, no matter how strong they are. there's a winner and a loser in most of these contests, except this one is a lot of losing.
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the fact of the matter is, there are people that are going to be upset based a lot on their ignorance or intolerance. and as i said, lynch mob mentality. that will subside. people will have to go on to the next one and leave casey alone. >> meantime, obviously, the interest has not subsided. can you confirm, is she vetting any offers for paid interviews, sir? i'm association we seem to have lost our technical -- that's a technical problem, and we -- forgive us for that. now let's go get a check of the weather with al. hey, al. >> oh, thank you so much, ann. and as we have a nice group of folks hanging out here -- a little on the warm and humid side. we're going to be getting worse as we move along. let's check your weather, show you what we've got for you. as we look at the week ahead, it's going to be toasty, really, through the western two-thirds -- eastern two-thirds of the country. a little cooler along the coast where a trough drops down bel
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below-normal temperatures continue there. but here in the eastern two third, two-thirds of the country, the heat continues right into the week with showers and thunderstorms just hanging in it there. that's what's goi here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> enjoying a clear start to the morning at least earlier on. low clouds approaching the coast and to the north rare july showers. may run into a few of these north of santa rosa on into tomorrow. you can see the showers around areas north of ukiah. our bay area temperatures mostly 60s and 70s, warmer south toward morgan hill and gilroy, 80 in los gatos, 70s for san jose. seven-day forecast shows things warming up feeling more like summer for a change. that's your latest weather. and did you know you can check your weather any time of the day or night, go to the weather channel on cable or online. ann? >> al, thank you so much. and coming up next, hollywood hot shot justin timberlake and mila kunis on their new movie, and why they're
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we're back at 7:42 with a woman who was a true survivor. kathleen shino is a grandmother of eight who got trapped up to her chin in a florida swamp for four days last month. she survived the grueling ordeal and is here for an exclusive interview. but first, nbc's lilia losucian has the story. >> reporter: the 62-year-old, grandmother of 8, enjoyed a life outdoors. >> are you going golfing? >> reporter: but she never imagined one of other daily walks would lead her to such a terrifying place. >> i was waiting until the sun started to go down that night to
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go for a walk, because it was so hot that week. i remember going for a walk. i remember getting to where the bank was. and walking behind it. >> reporter: and that's where cathy's memories stop and her nightmare began. for still undetermined medical reasons, she blacked out, waking up trapped and alone, neck-deep in murky swamp waters, and crawling on her face. fish nibbling on her flesh, limbs tangled in roots, branches and mud. >> pretty much from here up was all that was out of water. >> reporter: cathy spent four days trapped in these man grove roots, barely able to move, with water up to her chin. as you can see, rescuers had to cut her out to save her. she had no food, nothing to drink and barely any energy to cry for help. >> reporter: meanwhile, family embarked on a frantic search. >> panic. pure panic. didn't know what to think, what could have happened.
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>> i couldn't go to sleep. i had to stay awake, especially at night. >> reporter: what was going through your mind? >> that i never realized how long 24 hours really is. >> reporter: for over 90 hours, cathy tried to stay alive, until -- >> we heard, you know, "help." you know, just the word. because before that it was just -- you know, just moaning. >> reporter: coming from the area beyond their backyard, alexandra and her mother alexia fin finally heard cathy's cries, and they called for help. >> somebody is stuck in the muddy waters of the lake. and i know for a fact there is an alligator there. >> reporter: investigators couldn't believe what they found. >> when you see a human face coming out of the water there, it blows your mind. >> reporter: and were forced to use chainsaws to remove her body. while doctors and even cathy herself still can't explain how it happened, cathy is home from
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the hospital recovering with her family. >> the one thing that gives me a little bit of a laugh sometimes during the day is that people pay a lot of money to go sit in mud spas and then thinking, they're wasting their money. it's not worth crap. >> reporter: now she can laugh. now that she is safe. for "today," lilia luciano, nbc news, holiday, florida. >> reporter: cathy and her daughter are here for an exclusive interview. good morning to both of you. thanks for coming on. >> good morning. >> reporter: cathleen, first of all, tell me you didn't see an alligator. >> no, i didn't know about that until three days after the hospital. >> reporter: so we hear about this incredible story. you don't know how you end up in the swamp. once you're there, how did you assess your predicament? did you think you could easily get out? >> i tried to at first, but then i realized real quickly i couldn't. i was getting all caught up by the brampgs and the thorns so -- >> but you knew where you were at that point. >> i knew i was in water. i didn't know exactly where i was. >> and remarkably, had you the
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wherewithal to try to mark the days, the duration of your predicame predicament. how did you do that? >> every morning when the sun would come up, i would take two leaves out of the water, and i could reach two branches. one was for daytime, one was for nighttime, so in case i forget or whatever, i would know how long i was there. >> what are you thinking? as you're tracking the days, you're at two days, now you're at three days. what's going through your mind? >> that nobody was going to find me. that that was going to be it. there were times i go, maybe i'm already dead and i don't know it yet. all kinds of crazy things. >> and then christie, of course, you were desperately searching for your mom. let me go back. it's friday. you call to check on her. didn't reach her. saturday, you try again. when does panic start to set in? >> friday i talked to her in the afternoon. it was saturday i couldn't reach her at all. so by saturday afternoon, i started panicking, because she always calls me back or answers her phone. so i had my aunt beth check on her, because they live close by.
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and we were told that her car was in the garage, but she wasn't there. so by sunday morning, we were driving over and filing a police report. >> and a search takes place, and you got very, very close to where your mom was. >> yeah. i think the neighbors had helped arrange a search party. and they were actually in the area. never saw her. and the detectives were also in the area, and they were calling for her. and she had heard them. but -- >> and cathy, you heard them drive by, heard them call? >> that tuesday morning, yes, i heard them. and i knew they were very close. but i couldn't respond verbally. by the time i could, they were already gone. >> and the neighbors who found you, they heard -- what they described as a moaning at first, and then you were able to get some words out. >> yes. >> how are you? you spent some good time in the hospital. physically, how are you doing? >> i'm getting stronger. and just trying to cope with everything and take it all in. some of it i still try to not think about right yet.
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>> have you gone back to the site? and if not, was it difficult to watch what we just showed? >> yes, that's -- this is the first time i've seen of this area. >> you've had no other medical issues that would suggest why you blacked out. >> i have some medical problems, and they're just not sure if it was any of that or something just happened. >> i know sometimes you carry a cell phone. you didn't have one this time. you both have now learned about a technology that would help someone in this case, a gps technology. quickly, tell me what it is. >> well, they assign a bracelet to you and it has a tracking device in it. and it's waterproof. that's the first thing they told us. and if she was wearing it that day, they could have found her within 15 minutes. >> project life saver device. listen, we hope you'll wear it in the future and we wish you good health and a speedy recovery. nice to have you on. >> thank you. still ahead, great tips that will save you big money in everything from travel to technology. but first, these messages.
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>> good morning. it's 7:56. i'm marla tellez. we begin with news from overnight in san jose. police tell us they found three people shot, this was about 11:00 last night on jean avenue near highway 280. the victims are said to be a man and woman as well as a male juvenile, and they are all expected to survive. >> new information this morning on a string of shootings that happened overnight in richmond. three people were shot about 10:15 on bissel avenue in front of an apartment complex. a man and woman were killed, another woman in critical condition. that happened after another shooting at 9:45. a 23-year-old man was wounded on gertrude avenue. he is expected to survive. police want to know if the two shootings are lrnged.
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the latest violence comes days after a shootout in a richmond home that left three people dead. richmond police are trying to figure out if there is a conflict going on with different groups in central and north richmond. police are increasing patrols. you can expect a nice day for this monday. rob joins us with a look. good morning. >> good morning. pretty nice start to the morning though wer seeing increasing low clouds. more clouds spilling our way toward the afternoon as the weather goes from weird for july to warmer for the second half of the week. you can see showers that will possibly move into the north bay later on this evening. so 60s and 70s across most of the bay area today and tomorrow. the second half of the week we do start to warm up. 80s and 90s inland right around thursday. watching the morning commute here is mike again. >> how different a half hour makes. a half hour makes it here for the east bay. very good. off the carquinez bridge. activity to the shoulder. slowed on the east shore freeways.
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8:00 now on this monday morning. july 18th, 2011. a lot of really great people on the plaza this morning. family and friends back home. we're really glad to have them here. it's such a pretty day. in the low 70s. it's going to be a nice morning. we've got lester holt and al roker here on the plaza. matt has got the morning off. great to have the both of you here. and coming up this morning, something you both might be interested in. we're talking about breasts and america's fascination about breasts, important for nurturing our children, but have they
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become an object of sort of undue fascination, and is it possible that in tough times, in recession periods, we actually are -- the fascination actually increases? we'll be talking about that. >> i'm sorry, i wasn't listening to a word you said. >> this special is real and it's spectacular. >> somebody had to say it. thank you, al. two of hollywood's hottest actors also in the house. justin timberlake and mila kunis. they are both getting offers to attend a marine corps ball. are they ready to make two marines very happy? we'll talk about that, and, of course, their new film coming up. >> all right. and we are going to show you how you can get the best deal on everything from cars to groceries. >> well, i'm going to watch for that. before we get to all of this, let's talk about the news. natalie at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. no relief from the blistering heatwave putting a strain on people and power supplies in the middle of the country.
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heat advisories in effect from montana to illinois. and washington and philadelphia are bracing for temperatures and humidity this week that will make it feel like it is in the triple digits. british prime minister david cameron called today for an emergency session of parliament to brief lawmakers on the growing phone hacking and police bribery scandal. and this morning, an attorney for rebekah brooks, the former editor of rupert murdoch's "news of the world" who was arrested over the weekend said she was not guilty of any criminal offense. detectives in southern california are stumped by the discovery of a woman's body at her boyfriend's mansion, and it's not the only recent death linked to that estate. nbc's miguel almaguer joins us. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. this mansion is a state landmark, rich in history. but last week, the estate was surrounded by crime tape, and today it may be better remembered for two deaths. one still a mystery.
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when police arrived at this $12 million mansion outside of san diego, they say rebecca zahau's nude body lay lifeless in the courtyard, her hands tied behind her back, her feet too. rope was around her neck, but detectives are unsure if her death was a suicide or a homicide. police say the man who called 911 said he found her dangling from a balcony. his brother is the victim's boy friend. >> probably only a percent -- >> reporter: a well-known multi mill nafr businessman who founded a pharmaceutical company in arizona. but the morning her body was discovered, police say jonah shacknai wasn't home. >> numerous items of evidence, the screen was pretty suspicious. >> reporter: adding to the mystery, police say a tragic accident took place here two days before her body was found. monday, jonah's son fell down a
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flight of stairs. this weekend word came max died. police say zahau may have been the woman had who called 911. >> right now, we don't see any connection between the incidents. >> reporter: no connection, and no word on whether she committed suicide or was murdered in her boyfriend's mansion. another twist, a prominent san  diego defense attorney was seen walking into the mansion behind me, but would not comment. nbc has reached out to the brothers. neither would comment on the story. >> miguel, thank you. and now for a look on what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. soccer fans sent a record 7,000 tweets a second during the women's world cup final sunday between the u.s. and japan. japan tied the game at 2 and won with a 3-1 penalty kick shootout. facebook fans are liking the boy wizard box office magic.
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"harry potter and the deathly hallows 2" shattered records and putting it on course to become the first billion dollar potter flick. and who knew the marine corps ball would be the hottest event of the season? marine sergeant lewis is the latest leather neck to ask a celebrity to the ball. >> i would like to take betty white. she's funny. she's sweet. she's mature. >> so how about it, betty, because justin timberlake and mila kunis are here. they have accepted invitations if their schedules allow. we will put them on the spot as they speak to us live in our studio. it is 8:05. now back out to al with a check of our weather. >> thank you so much. we have the dean family. planes, trains and automobiles? how did you guys get here? >> we got here by plane. >> right. where are the trains and automobiles? >> new york to boston on a train. >> all right.
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there you go. we appreciate that. where are you guys from? >> michigan. >> yeah! all right. let's check your weather, see what's going on. like the dean family. oklahoma city, okc, sunny, hot, yikes! 102 degrees today. that is toasty. we've got some showers in the pacific northwest. tropical storm bret not causing any problems. that's the good news. risk of strong storms from the northeast into the great lakes and also the northern plains. as we said, showers in the pacific northwest. hit or miss thunderstorms along the gulf coast. and that heat, dangerous heat, continues. mid plains into the southwest. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your ne start tolg see a few changes across the bay. low clouds sweeping past san francisco. 58 degrees and we'll see more as
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we head through the day. the real interesting weather is near santa rosa. we may see a few showers across the california coastline as the system tracks inland later on this evening. plan on temperatures in the 70s around san jose. close to 70 for oakland. 65 for san francisco. cool days through tomorrow and then we warm up for the second half of the week. everybody loves men and women in uniform. so there you go. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. coming up, we've got a couple movie stars in the house. we're talking about justin timberlake and mila kunis on their movie "friends with benefits" and also to the marine corps ball. the network -- a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say.
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>> do people get paid for this? >> no, no, they do it for fun. it's nice to feel like you're a part of something. new york can be a little bit lonely at times. >> and you're trying to sell me on it. >> every place can be a bit lonely sometimes. ♪ new york >> i'm in. mila kunis, justin timberlake, good morning to both of you. thanks for coming on. >> that was a good freeze right there. i'm it. >> there was another second, and you would have nailed that. >> it's good, it's intriguing. you want to know what i'm going to say after that. >> i want to know how you got times square to be clear for that scene. >> it was the middle of the night, and wasn't as clear as you think it was. >> yeah, there was a large congregation of people. >> you shot most on location. i want to talk about the title of this movie, i've been married a long time, been out of the game. "friends with benefits." explain exactly what that means. >> i'm pretty sure it's a reference to borrowing money or -- i'm sure.
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>> i'm thinking not. >> no? >> the benefit of having a friend bake for you? make you a sandwich? >> okay. >> maybe get your oil changed in your car for you? >> i'm thinking -- i'm just going to throw in. i'm thinking it's about two people who want to have a regular friendship but get together for sex. >> someone who has been out of the game knows what they're talking about. >> someone who watched the movie. all right? let's get that out there. is that concept -- mila, is that concept even possible in real life? >> i mean, it's possible. you can do it. and if you do it, be smart about it. but i think that it's great in theory, and it's all execution. >> i love the scene where you guys decide we're going to be just friends and just have sex, and you decide to swear on a bible. in this case, it's a bible app. >> yes. >> for ipad. and then what follows is actually a very, very funny, funny, sex scene. you guys spend a lot of time in this movie naked.
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>> we actually are more clothed than we are naked. >> uh -- >> i love it when people point that out, particularly. >> that's the scene, yeah. >> this is the scene. but how did you guys develop the chemistry and then move on to those bedroom scenes? >> those scenes were shot at the end of the production. but while all of those scenes are very awkward to shoot, we sort of found solace in the fact that we were required to make them goofy, funny, awkward. we wanted to make those scenes real, but, you know, it's kind of that thing when you're first starting to get intimate with someone, all of those awkward things happen, and as you develop a relationship with them, you go back and go, remember that, and we didn't talk about it? yeah, that happened. >> but you're laughing through it. mila, easier to play than a romantic type scene? >> 100%. because we didn't have to be sexy or attractive. we just had to be goofy. and, you know -- be in a certain position. but --
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>> patricia clark plays your mom in this, does a great job. she walks in when the two of you are making love at one point -- well, i guess not love, just sex. >> that was more awkward for me than anything. >> has that ever happened to you in real life? did your mom ever walk in? >> my mom is probably watching right now. i would just rather not talk about anything that might have happened to me. in regards to that. >> we won't even mention the movie then. with mom watching. >> no, we can mention the movie. i mean, that's why we're here. but -- yeah, i don't talk about that. >> i do want to talk about you -- both have become the bells of the ball. the marine corps ball. what is this -- what is the story? mila, you're going, right? >> yes. >> you got an invitation. >> you're going too. >> you got an invitation, as well. >> i got an invitation to a completely different ball. >> it's two separate balls. >> apparently there's multiple balls. >> yeah, the marines have a lot of balls. >> marines got balls. >> they do.
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>> semper fi has been replaced by marines got balls. >> we want to pay honor to our country and embrace their balls. >> we're attending both balls. >> mila, how did this come about? >> separately. >> separately, but together. how did the movie ball come around? >> how did the invitation come around? >> during a press junket. in the first report, it was like have you seen this youtube video? and i was like nope. and then i got a forward of it. >> and then i pressured her. >> the sergeant can thank justin for me being there now. >> you got an invitation, and you've committed, right? >> yes, yes. >> do you think we can combine the balls? >> a double date. >> yeah, like -- >> yeah, sure. i mean, well -- i'm pretty sure there is protocall if marine balls -- >> how many ball references can we make? >> i don't know. you guys have done pretty well.
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we've got to end there. justin timberlake, mila kunis, great having you guys on. >> did we just class up the "today" show? i feel like we did. >> first we want to let people know "friends with benefits" hits screens friday. but check out this segue. why americans are so obsessed with breasts. you can't make this stuff up. >> great, great. the "today" show! >> i'm pretty sure i have an answer for that. ig>> rht after this. >> right after this. hey, the new guy is loaded with protein! really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'? [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. new ensure high protein... fifty percent of your daily value of protein. low fat and five grams of sugars. see? he's a good egg. [ major nutrition ] new ensure high protein. ensure! nutrition in charge! [ major nutrition ] new ensure high protein. ♪ that comes fromove a little green leaf ♪ ♪ zero-calorie, guilt-free no artificiality ♪
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parts are more important than the breast. initially, a means of survival, our developing minds turn breasts into something very different. >> the human mal animal is unique in that breasts have become sexualized. you don't see male chimpanzees going for the female with the bigger breasts. >> reporter: just how much are breasts on the mind? a quick google search turns up almost 1 billion hits, more than 4 times on the brain. at new york museum of sex, the curator explains that americans are easily identifiable by their bedroom appetites. >> throughout the world, we have different body parts that we think as the ultimate sexual object. in some places, it's more of the hips and the curves of the body. here it's the breasts. >> reporter: while always an attraction in american culture, breasts and breast size sao seem
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to take on new prominence after world war ii. >> the '50s was a boom time, consumer culture was exploding, people were affluent, felt richer, feeling good. of you could correlate breast size with prosperity. >> reporter: women have been just as responsible at keeping the focus at chest level. >> these things are power! >> women are seeing sexy images and wanting to emulate that. so we're kind of perpetuating this idea of what the perfect breast is, even though chemically, biologically, we're not taught to think that only large breasts are what's attractive. >> reporter: in pursuit of perfection, breast augmentation has become a booming industry in the u.s. over a quarter of a million women a year undergo the surgery. one that is not without complications. >> little girls that are growing up in our society are watching us do this to ourselves.
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and what is that doing to the way they feel about their own bodies? ♪ my lovely little lumps >> reporter: for all of our cartoonish emphasis, showing too much is no laughing matter in some areas. >> when you expose the nipple, all hell breaks loose, and hazard that's a desecration of the super bowl halftime show. >> reporter: recently, "sesame street" pulled katy perry, thinking she showed too much cleavage. and with clothing styles becoming tighter and more revealing, as katy perry found out, showing too much cleavage can be an easy mistake, but it's difficult to undo the impression it can leave on others. ann? >> thank you so much. nalityia reagan is an anthropologist and we have editor in chief of "glamour"
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magazine. good morning to you. there are some words for, theseta ta-tas, the rack. i'm fascinated to think that -- with this information that it's possible that during tough times, we -- we are more likely or that the country might be more obsessed with larger breasts. what accounts for that? >> well, there's an idea that basically in times of economic downturn, you would be more apt to like a woman with more meat on her bones, perhaps breasts being an indicator of better fat reserve, she's going to survive a famine. i want that woman on my team. she is going to take care of kids when things don't go right. during the great depression, mae west, marlin man romonroe and tn
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in the '60s, twiggy. >> yeah, we're coming out of probably 15 years where it really was sort of about the waif, straight up and down figures, which some have naturally, but many don't. and now there's this return to this quote unquote, "mad men" silhouette, curvier. katy perry, kim kardashian, a little morva va vroom on top. >> it's confusing for women, because if your body type is not the trend of the moment, it is a sobering experience, the psychological impact on women and girls has got to be deep. >> women measure themselves against these icons, and it does have a big impact. and it filters down from women to their daughters. and they try to be whatever they think is the best. because we all -- we all want to be powerful. we all want to be desired. we all want to feel we're the most. and these are the -- so breasts
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are actually a big example of that. they represent power to women. >> no, but do they become -- are they a bigger obsession in this country than they are in other countries? natalia, what do you think? >> i think they are for a few reasons. one, obviously, there are rules restricting what can be shown on television and said on television. >> so i conservative maybe almost puritanical nature. >> i think definitely -- i don't know about you, but i tried to watch a skin movie at night, because i was curious. i had no idea what to expect. >> thanks for revealing that. what about you? >> i do not watch skin-o-max. i think that's probably true. i think the more conservative, the more we have become obsessed with those things. and fashion plays a role. and what you said hits it on the head. our bodies shouldn't be fads. we should be able to buy the bras with the flying butt reses or whatever you need to feel confident. but once you get into breast
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enhancement surgery, which is a 300% over the last few years, you have to start thinking, let's call it a day. >> it's good we are thinking and talking about this. thank you for joining t hi good morning. it's 8:26. i'm marla tellez. this morning, anger is growing after a man is shot and killed by police and new investigations are under way. the da's office and office of citizens complaint is taking a look at the fatal incidents. cell phone video shows a tense scene saturday afternoon. you can see kenneth harding laying on the ground after being shot. police say the 19-year-old fired at them. new details say harding may have also been wanted for a deadly shooting that happened in washington st at it's still 8:26. we're going to check your
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forecast and the roads right after this.
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welcome back. as we look at temperatures in the 50s and 60s right now, a strengthening sea breeze will spill more clouds our way. it's the far north bay rksz north of santa rosa, you may see a shower or two. temperatures for july standards. >> we still have a slow down northbound 101.
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let's take you to the video of the jackknife big rig. they are loading stuff off of the lower truck and on to the new truck. we have a lot of crews on the scene and a lot of activity. we have that slowing through the south bay. >> thank you, mike. for the latest traffic and news updates, find us on facebook, nbc bay area morning news on facebook. we'd love to hear from you. we'll be back with our next news and weather updates again at 8:56. hey parents, it's going to be a big school year. see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! if your kids want to sound cool, they have to look cool! so, here's what they'll need: denim, graphic tees, leggings and tunics, more denim, backpacks, headphones, hair gel, denim, converse one star shoes,
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denim, shaun white hoodies and denim. 8:30 now on this back-to-work monday morning, july 18th, 2011. a warm and sunny start to the week here on rockefeller plaza. we have had great people on the plaza to go along with it. and a lot to talk about this half hour, including a doctor you will never forget. >> that's right, a cancer doctor dealing with tough issues. you won't believe how he manages
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patients to forget their troubles. we'll share that story with you. >> that's great. >> and coming up later on, chef tyler florence is here, will show us how to do an old fashion fashioned shrimp boil. >> we love him. and later, we'll help you find a bargain on everything from your next vacation, next car, prices going up with the heatwa heatwave. ways you can save. before we get to that. today is nelson mandela's 93rd birthday, a worldwide day to honor this apartheid activist. he wants us to do all something. we have actor morgan freeman here. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> and so maybe the -- if you were jumping in to help figure out what nelson mandela wants on
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his birthday, maybe you should begin by talking about your reaction when you first met nelson mandela. >> i was asked that question, what do you do when you meet somebody who is really, really up there, really great? >> bow. >> i didn't bow. good morning, mr. mandela. i'm very, very honored to meet you. and then this. >> you were speechless. >> yeah. what do you say? you know, you meet the dalai lama. o, dalai, how is it going? >> ann knows about that. >> nelson mandela spent 67 years in public service. and that is the key for what you're trying to push today. >> yeah. he is excited. he said i don't want my birthday to be an excuse to quit work, take a day off work. i'm paraphrasing him, of course. so we decided -- okay, what do
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we do? well, we know he spent six, seven years in public service. so we'll take six or seven minutes on his birthday to let everybody just take six or seven minutes and do something. do something that's going to help someone. do something that's going to help make the world a better place. six or seven minutes. hopefully, we can have every day be mandela day. but right now, on his birthday. you can do it any time you feel like it. >> and you, in fact, played mandela. so what an honor you were nominated in that role, as well. was that difficult to do? >> it was a magic moment to get the idea, to meet the guy, to find a great screen writer in tony beckham, to get a great director in clint eastwood. and to be able to cast myself in
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the role. >> you worked it. >> really quickly, the six or seven minutes, change the world, include make a friend from a different culture. how about a local animal shelter? volunteer at your local hiv organization. the list goes on. six or seven possibilities. we'll put them on our website. morgan freeman, thank you so much for being with us and telling us. >> nice to see you all. >> nelson mandela. let's get a check of the weather. >> all right. let's see what's happening, again, for the week ahead. it is going to be steamy for two-thirds of the country, cooler than normal along the west coast. by the midweek, that continues with those above-normal temperatures throughout much of the country. the latter part of the week, it gets a little more normal out west. but here in the eastern half of the country, it is going to stay well above normal. not just the temperatures, but the heat index, as well, which is a really dangerous part.
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and around here we've enjoyed kind of a clear start to the morning but that is starting to change now. low clouds approaching the coast and high clouds spilling in for the afternoon as we see a rare july afternoon to the north bay. perhaps northern mendocino county will see a shower later on this evening. thanks to an all day sea breeze, it's staying fairly cool. 78 in san jose and it's the second half of the week. a warmup with 80s and 90s inland. and ann, with this dangerous heat, you might want to check the weather channel 24 hours a day or go to for online information. >> all right, al, thank you so much. and coming up next, we have jenna bush hager introducing us to a doctor who delivers a song along with his medicine. but first, this n o c.
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eat better today. this morning on today's good news, one unforgettable doctor. he has come up with a remarkable way to help his patients cope with what could be a devastating diagnosis. today jenna bush hager is here. good morning. >> good morning, lester. in the sterile world of medicine, one doctor has a unique approach to connecting with his patients. and although he may sing to a different tune, his patients say the extra care makes even their darkest days a little brighter. >> reporter: traditional medicine. diagnosis, examination, treatment. and rock n roll? it may seem like an unlikely combination. but one san diego oncologist, dr. steven eisenberg, is finding that music truly heals. anyone who hears the words "you have cancer" is immediately thrust into a world that is filled with fear and uncertainty. and for eisenberg, delivering that news has always been the most difficult part of his job.
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being an oncologist must be a difficult job. often you have to deliver really sad news. what's that like? >> to look someone in the eye and say "this could be life-threatening and term nil" is just the hardest thing i can ever imagine doing. >> reporter: so eisenberg searched for a way to make that process a little easier. turning to something that has always helped him get through the hard times. music. >> when i was going through a health challenge myself, i entered a story-writing contest. and the prize was a song would be written for me. and it helped me so much that i had an epiphany that i have to do this for patients. and so i took my song-writing that i've been doing, and applied it to the people who needed it the most. >> reporter: an idea that has set eisenberg apart from other doctors who are often criticized for focusing primarily on the disease. not the support patients need. tell me about the whole process
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of writing the song. >> so i'll start with the interview. i'm scribbling frantically as we're doing the interview. and then i just sort of let it marinate for a day. and i might be going through my normal routine, and all of a sudden i get a little idea. and then when i finally get home at the end of the day, i'll bring out the guitar, and then the song almost writes itself. >> i'm just in a little bit of pain. >> reporter: debby hallmark has been battling lymphoma for several months and has been looking forward to hearing the song as a way to celebrate the end of a grueling chemotherapy treatment. is it strange to have a doctor who knows you and wants to get to know you so personally? >> well, it's wonderful. it's refreshing, because -- when you're with him, you feel like you're the -- his only patient. ♪ ♪ don't give up >> reporter: eisenberg made a house call to deliver her song. ♪ la la la >> reporter: but for her patients, he has been known to break out the guitar right in the middle of the chemo suite.
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>>. ♪ you've got a generous heart >> i would say the first time i broke out the guitar in the chemo room, i got a few stares, but after i explained what was going on and i was just doing a little entertainment and a little fun thing that everyone afterward said to me, "that was great, i forget i was getting chemo." it was just incredible. i knew from that point on it had to happen on a regular basis. >> reporter: and his patients agree. obviously, dealing with cancer is exhausting and makes you feel terrible. so does this song in some way kind of take away some of that pain? >> i think so. i think that's a good way of looking at it. because music to me is something that can bring joy into someone's life. ♪ >> reporter: medical professionals have long believed that music can help with healing. improve physical movement, and enrich patients' overall quality of life. is there any evidence that music can actually benefit your
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patients in any way? >> absolutely. there are research studies that show that music therapy for patients who are in pain has shown to greatly increase quality of life. ♪ she knew she had to fight >> she doesn't treat your illness. he treats you. and that's the way medicine should be. ♪ you've got a champion heart >> every patient i spoke to praised dr. eisenberg's unique approach, and they all said his unrelenting spirit helps them get through even the hardest days. >> i like this guy. >> yeah. he really, you know, pays attention to his patients, which we don't see always with doctors. >> i wonder if he plays dental appointments. that would be nice. >> brush the teeth, yeah. you like it? i could do it. >> jena bush hager, thanks. next ann sits down with the dalai lama. but first, this is "today" on
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. tibet's spiritual leader, the dalai lama, met president obama on saturday. their first sit-down since he decided to step down. just after he met the president, the dalai lama talked to us about democracy, china, and one day returning to tibet. in his 52-year struggle for freedom in tibet since fleeing china's communist invasion -- >> basically, i believe the world belongs to humanity. >> reporter: the dalai lama has made a radical, some say shocking decision. to end tibet's four-centuries-old tradition of a religious monarchy, relinquishing all power. >> i deliberate re, voluntarily,
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proudly end that. >> reporter: allowing for the first democratically elected prime minister of tibet in ex e exile. >> that night, an unusual sleep. so that means i really felt relief from everything. >> reporter: but he is still tibet's spiritual leader. and at 76, under pressure to find his replacement. >> i think this issue we'll discuss. the next life. logically, finally, it is my business, not others' business. my next life, ultimately, i'll decide. no one else. >> reporter: you're saying that because the chinese government has forbidden you from rein c
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carnating without permission. compounding the problem, the disappearance of this boy, the boy personally chosen by the dalai lama, and was supposed to help find his successor. this boy, 6 years old, in 1995, disappeared. >> right. >> reporter: kidnapped by china. >> yes. >> reporter: which then chose its own ponchian lama. you shake your head, so this means this effects you. you feel something for this boy. >> oh, yes, of course. there are several years of some kind of house arrest. not his mistake. every week, some people are arrested, and have severe torture. >> reporter: in tibet. >> in tibet. very sad. very sad. >> reporter: well, how do you deal with your anger? >> anger is the ultimate
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destroyer of your own peace of mind. now, anger never destroys the person who creates your anger. anger simply destroys your peace of mind. >> reporter: still, no longer as bound to be diplomatic, he makes some of his most forceful comments about china's future. >> that's, i think very bad for stability. china, sooner or later, will learn these things. the whole world is turning one direction. china cannot go against that way. have to go along that trend. that's logical. the voice of openness or voice of democracy, freedom of speech. even month by month growing. >> and so you believe you will
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see tibet before you die. >> yes. >> reporter: you do. >> yes. >> reporter: the dalai lama also said he was encouraged in his meeting with the plez president, because mr. obama showed genuine concern, he said, about tibet's struggle for human rights and cultural survival. coming up, we'll take a big turn and head into the kitchen of the year before a great summer shrimp boil. that's coming up after this. but this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®.
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tyler florence is here with a great shrimp boil recipe. good to see you. what a great space. the first thing when i walked into this kitchen, i thought, it's functional and you can get everybody in it. >> absolutely. really excited about this. so in rockefeller center, the next week, we're going to be here with the most beautiful kitchen of the year. and we want to feel like it's the new american living room, where we can come in and relax and hang out, have a good time. and we're kind of celebrating all of our wonderful partners with "house beautiful", kitchen aid, kohler. and it's designed in mind with having great food. >> this is a great summer idea.
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>> i love this recipe, because you can really make a delicious pot. everyone loves. let's check out the broth here. this big beautiful pot. inside the liquid, water, lots of bay leaf, chili. >> lemons. >> exactly. >> so what you want to do, build up the broth first and then what's longest to co cook first so the potatoes and the corn. so get that nice little splash. >> put the corn in. >> exactly right. >> all right. so then the clams go in and then the sausage. this is important, too. you want a really good, smoky, pork fat sausage. and last but not least, you want to give this -- >> that would go for a while. >> 15-minute head start. let the clams open up. >> how long before you put the
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shrimp in? >> once you feel like this is done, turn the water off and it will absorb the flavor. >> what are you going to do about a cocktail sauce? >> it's great. everyone thinks they make a fantastic cocktail sauce, it's a simple recipe. good ketchup, prepared horseradish. a little bit of lemon juice. we've got some worcestershire sauce. and a tiny splash of our poaching liquid. good this a stir, and this is an excellent cocktail sauce. >> very simple. how long start to finish? >> once you get everything in, it's going to take probably 20, 25 minutes to make sure the clams open up, potatoes are soft. and this is where it gets cool, check this out, okay? so you've got this big pot. everyone gathered around. you've got to see the people around here. >> yeah. >> check this out. >> ooh! >> and this is kind of a put on
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the bib and dig in kind of dish. >> yeah, dig into it like a big plate of ribs. a great american -- >> it looks so great. and this is the perfect place for it, too. because the whole idea here -- i don't know if you can see, there is seating around this counter. that's why you like this kitchen. >> i love it. new york city can say hi. >> so people can say hi. >> serving this with michael mondovi in california right now. we're scoring and loving it. >> very nice. invite people to come down here, rockefeller plaza. >> come down, the doors are open, cooking all day, come down and say hi. we're loving it. >> tyler florence, always a pleasure to have you on here. great. cheers to you. good luck. coming up, how to get the best deals on everything. but first, your local news and weather. whoa!! the really big chicken sandwich combo is back!
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the victim is 21-year-old monica, the mother of a 3-year-old. there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. you're asked to call oakland police or crime stoppers of owning land if you think you can 8:57 now. rob mayeda is going to have a look at the forecast after the break. fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 90 calories, the only thing between you and chocolaty brownies is a nicely designed package. ♪ now you can have brownies again. new fiber one 90 calorie brownies. in the granola bar aisle.
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welcome back at 8:58. we'll be watching increasing low clouds and eventually increasing high clouds. 70s to low 80s across the far north bay. there could be a few isolated
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showers. cool day to start the work week. second half of the week, temperatures climb into the 70s and 80s. marla? >> for the latest traffic and news updates, find us on facebook. we'll be back with our next update at 9:26. after our leaders in the state senate and assembly refused to let legislatures open their calendars, viewers demanded transparency. joan says, they work for us. we should be able to see what they do all day on our nickel. peter says, this feels outrageous and certainly wrong. why do they feel so threatened? is it litigation? the corruption of money and lobbyists? the real story seems to be the why. we agree, peter. our lawmakers owe us an explanation. gary concludes, typical politics at its worse.
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so sad. and the league of women voters insist that open calendars are a must. voters deserve to be which are meeting with their representatives. learn more at back now with mor back now with more of "today" on this monday morning, july 18th, 2011. it is a great morning here at rockefeller plaza. these nice people are stretching out their weekend for one more day, and we're very glad that they did. and, boy, the temperature is kind of perfect out here. >> for now. we're expecting it to change. >> like right now, it's perfect with a nice breeze going. i'm ann curry along with lester holt in for matt. savannah guthrie is joining us. the big question is, where is casey anthony? >> it's a good question. a lot of cameras when she was released early sunday morning after midnight. she hasn't been seen since which
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may be a good idea for now since her lawyers say she's been receiving death threats since the not guilty verdict. we'll have the latest in live report coming up. >> okay. >> and on a different topic, the economy. people struggling trying to make ends meet. we've got some tips for you to get the best deals out there. prices up across the board on everything from food to technology to travel. also a plane ticket has gone up 15% in the last year. we're going to show you how to cut your bills and find the best deals. >> we like that segment. okay. and savannah? >> do we all remember this from school. we're all teaching each other a skill. al noticed i needed some inspect the cooking department. here he is trying to teach me -- try to teach me -- how to barbecue. >> i'm sure you did a great job. >> he's a fantastic teacher. >> she only got a major -- one major burn. >> oh, no. >> i did. >> we'll look forward to all of that. first, let's get a check of
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the news. natalie at the newsdesk. >> good morning to you all once again. good morning, everyone. it's a scorcher in the nation's midsection. dangerous temperatures aren't going to let up any time soon. 17 states from texes too michigan are under heat advisories and warnings cope with high humidity and triple-digit temperatures. british prime minister david cameron called today for an emergency session of parliament to brief lawmakers on the growing phone hacking and police bribery scandal. and this morning, an attorney for rebecca brookes, the former editor of rupert murdoch's "news of the world" who was arrested over the weekend says she is not guilty of any criminal offense. casey anthony is a free woman today, as you heard. but her whereabouts are unknown. nbc's kerry sanders has the latest from orlando. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. after solitary, in a cell for three years in one day, casey anthony, sunday morning, walked ÷epan suv, was pursued for a sh
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time by news helicopters and then casey anthony vanished. flanked by her attorney, casey anthony, wearing a bright pink shirt, skinny jeans and sneakers mouthed a simple thank you to one of the armed officers at the jail and in just 15 seconds, she was out the front door. amid protesters' cat calls, casey made her way to an awaiting suv where she flashed a slim smile and then she and her crew sped off. some of those who gathered here still angry at her acquittal. gave chase on foot while, from above, news helicopters followed the gray suburban. >> pedestrians out of the roadway and let's clear it. >> get out of the street. >> deputies block offend access giving casey a secure route to escape the community's anger. >> she's not worth the time of day. after tonight, she's dead in my room.
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she's gone. >> it was a chaotic scene here. >> the unusual high level of security, including mounted patrols, was put in place after casey's lawyers said she had received repeated death threats. the gray suburban escape vehicle, unlike that other famous chase of the white bronchoon california's 405 gave airborne cameramen the slip among the buildings in downtown orlando. it's believed casey went to her attorney's office, but for a while it appeared the suv had driven on to the tarmac at a city airport where a private jet took off. faa records show the plane went to columbus, ohio, but there's no passenger manifest to reveal if casey was on board. where did casey go? her attorneys won't say. her brother won't say. her parents won't say. >> we're out here for caylee. >> reporter: on sunday, people gathered here where caylee's remains were found all with a shared sense of anguish. >> i just keep thinking about little caylee and how sad that
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her sweet little life -- she wasn't even 3 years old and this is what she had to go through. and it just breaks my heart. i just wanted to honor this little girl's memory. >> reporter: cindy anthony is casey'smother. when she was watching on tv, those early morning efforts at the airport, she texted jose baez, which is casey's defense attorney. and according to cindy's attorney she, got back an answer which was just, she's safe. simply safe. and so, cindy doesn't know where her daughter went. what we do know this morning is that she is free. she's left, and her whereabouts are unknown. natalie? >> kerry sanders in orlando, florida. thank you. today is united nations nelson mandela day honoring the former south african president on his 93rd birthday. he held a prebirthday celebration with his family and friends on sunday. and president obama says mandela who spent 27 years in prison is
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a beacon for the global community. the boy wizard conjured up a record-breaking weekend at the box office. "harry potter and the deathly hallows: part 2" made $168.6 million nationwide. "transformers" came in second and "horrible bosses" was third. it's six minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to lester, ann and savannah. >> thanks, natalie. i was thinking about savannah and we're talking about the weather now, aren't we? >> we are. >> we're talking about the weather. i lost my mind. i had this like brain fart. i was thinking about "horrible bosses." >> what did you just say? >> what did you just say? >> i can say that. i can say brain fart. >> we've pretty much gone everywhere today. >> wow. from the justin timberlake interview to, well, where are you guys from? >> charleston, south carolina. >> whose birthday?
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>> mine. >> what is your name? >> emily. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. let's check your weather, shall we? while we try to put ann back together. a big area of high pressure dominating. and there is no relief in sight for this thing. look at these. we've got heat watches, warnings across 16 different states. high temperatures stretching almost coast to coast into the 90s. and as we zoom in, show you where the core of this hot, humid weather is. minneapolis today, 98 degrees. 96 st. louis. 102 oklahoma city. factor in the humidity. boom, 107. it feels like in chicago. feels like 114 in des moines. 105 in oklahoma city. in minneapolis, it's going to feel like 112. this is dangerous weather. and the big problem is the overnight lows will only drop back into the upper 70s, low to mid-80s. those temperatures bounce up even higher each day as we go along during this so you can see that map that al showed us.
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i hope that makes you appreciative of the weather in the bay area. some 50s and 60s right now. we'll probably see increasing clouds. there's an interesting weather system that will toss showers across mendocino county. highs in the 70s around san jose. we'll manage 80s inland around pleasanton and morgan hill. wednesday and thursday finally 80s and 90s for the inland valleys. we've got a birthday girl here. what is your name? >> ella. >> is this your sister? >> she's a lot like our director. all right, natalie? all right, al. thank you. this morning on "today's consumer," how to find the best deals on everything from food to travel and technology. eliz with fzabeth is here with s to save you a few bucks.
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seems like everything is going up in price these days. what's contributing to all of that? >> there are a lot of different factors. even things like bad harvests around the world. cotton and certain crops are not doing well which affects the price of meat and t-shirts and jeans. >> so everything is driving the price up. you have ways to help us cut down on the cost, start with food. one way they say to save is to divide and conquer. what do you mean by that? ? >> think costco will have the best price on food. they are best on seafood and meats. >> i know. i buy those all the time. >> you want to do well in produce, go to a local food market. go at the end of the day when they are discounting prices. for canned goods and cereals, dollar stores have the best prices for those. for gourmet food. you can get that there. >> look for those flash sales as well. and then next is travel. and there are a lot of websites
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out there that always have the best deals when it comes to booking your hotel rooms or flights. what are some of the best places to go when it comes to finding the deals to gitd get away. >> at fare compare or fare watch. let's say you want to go to new york and chicago and spend less than $250. it will scan the prices. whenever it drops below that point you'll get pinged. so you know that's the price to buy. >> do you have to be flexible? you have to be able to go whenever you get those pings. >> that's going to keep the price down by being flexible. >> if you are going with a family, what are other ways to save. >> if you want to keep the price on accommodations down. go to where it's another short-term online sale. you can get luxury properties at 50% off. >> snique spelled uniquely there. and alternative getaways as well. different destinations. >> yes. wanderfly. if you want a beach getaway in europe but can't afford italy,
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you can try croatia. >> which they say is the next best thing. tech items can get pricey. you say figuring out when to buy can save you a lot of money. when is best? >> in general, after thanksgiving is a really good time. if you are looking for tvs, wait until after the super bowl. that's when they all go on sale. >> of course. >> and if you are looking for a laptop, next month, before back-to-school season is the time to do it. the cheapest. >> good to know. also if you aren't needing that new technology right away, you can always buy last year's model at a discount, right? >> that's a great idea. that's a great tip. >> and then next is buying a new car. and you have some great ways there to find the best price as well. >> first we have to figure out what scar worth it. go to or and do the search. then and if you hate haggling, they'll be fighting it out and then pick
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the lowest price go in and buy the car no haggling at all. >> if you are going to get into a haggling situation, how do you recommend doing that? >> you want to come armed knowing what the sticker price is. go to true to find out what typical people pay and say, well, other people are paying this. why are you charging me that? >> you have to know and do your research firsthand. elizabeth sanders with "money" magazine. if you want to check out money-saving tips, also logon to our website, still to come, which one is right for you. we've got the best bras for your body type and style. and lifestyle. but up next, al teaches savannah to cook. or at least she attempts to cook. but first, these messages. bye sweetie! you'll do great. [ laughs ] this is it! [ all ] 10...9...8... a new school year has so much potential! any resolutions? my resolution is the same as always; keep her full and focused with my fiber. [ all ] 3...2...1... happy school year!
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scary. this morning, we're kicking off a special series called "show and tell" where we each take a turn showing our favorite hobbies. we try to teach each other. >> it's no secret one of us needs help in the kitchen. >> we'll see how i improved after my good friend here came to the rescue. >> so -- >> you don't like to cook at all. >> i heard that. >> this is a complicated recipe. >> i am no cook. >> yes, when it comes to cooking, i'm a kitchen catastrophe. but lucky for me, i knew just who to turn to for a little help. >> hey, how are you? savannah. what is this for? >> oh, back-up plan. oh, come on. >> back-up plan? we don't need no stinkin' back-up plan! >> what if it doesn't go well? >> so we put the pizza away, and
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my lunch time lesson began. >> i loved it when may mom made strawberry rhubarb pie and i don't know how to do it at all. so your mom sent this recipe. >> she is hoping you would do an intervention. >> all right. so before we get started, look, i don't really use aprons, because if you're cooking in the backyard, you just get messy. but i thought you might like this. ♪ >> dressing the part, it was time to tackle the recipe. >> some tapioca. >> that's tapioca? that's not what it looks like in the politiclittle plastic -- yo had that? it's good. with al's support, i added the fruit filling, hoping to make al proud. >> just like mom used to make. i think my mom would be thrilled to see me here learning a new skill. >> a mother is kind of judged by her daughter, and it appears that savannah was raised by wolves. [ howling ]
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>> what do i do with this? >> what do you think? >> i guess just lay it on. >> yes! but no, you've got to seal it. >> do we have any tape? >> yeah, we've got a staple gun in the back. >> as my mom's pie began to bake, it was time to get grilling, taking on one of al's favorites, barbecued chicken. >> we're going to make the rub first, six tablespoons of light brown sugar. >> all right. >> it didn't change since you picked it up. you don't have to be quite so exact. >> that's one. shoot. okay. >> okay. then -- two tablespoons of chili powder. >> it's not coming out. i'm sorry i spilled a little bit of it. >> now we're going to do one tablespoon of paprika. >> paprika. i like the sound of that. you know i have a dress this color. >> could savannah be the next great chef? >> i'm sure al would agree, i have something of a natural ability to cook. >> did you ever see her work at
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the white house? really stellar. this is the fun part. you're going to rub the chicken with the rub. >> okay. so that's the chicken. >> there's the chicken. now, just take some of that rub like that, and rub it. you're massaging the chicken. >> now i feel a little dirty when you say it like that. ♪ >> is that enough? so i put my hand right back in there? >> put it in and keep going. >> do you feel like that guy got enough? >> i'm sure he's very happy. he's having a cigarette right now. >> i come from a good background. i barely know those chickens. >> wow. i bet they miss you so much at the white house. >> a comical coach, al took the lead at the grill. >> we'll go back in, flip it over, eight minutes. >> but after some simple training, i basted. >> it's like painting. painting while almost setting yourself on fire. >> added charcoal. >> oh, this is kind of a messy situation. >> grilled corn. >> this is really fun. >> exciting. yeah. >> thanks, al. >> and then it was back to the kitchen to check on our pie.
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>> ooh. it smells fantastic. >> i think it's beautiful. >> it's a work of art. >> i think mom might actually be proud of me for the first time in her life. >> us. >> us, because we did it together. >> right. >> and together, we would put our taste buds to the test. let's eat! >> oh, yeah, baby! >> this is good. very tender and delicious. i taste that rub, too. >> it's barbecue. use your hands. >> all right. >> first -- before you -- you also have to enjoy it with your senses. smell that. >> seriously? what am i, in fourth grade? >> more importantly, let's try the pie. >> let's. hey, let's cut it. this looks -- >> oh, i've got to tell you, i'm pretty impressed. >> tastes good! >> really is. >> all right. >> and natalie, you were just saying how much you liked that pie. we gave savannah the golden spatula. we want you to try her pie.
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>> i'm dying to try it. >> let's bring the pie out. >> the pie we did. come on, the same pie frozen. >> and let's -- >> it's brought by savannah's mom. >> savannah, i'm going to tell you -- >> are you kidding me? i didn't hear from you all weekend. i'm like, where is she? >> i'm here! >> savannah's mom. how are you? >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> hi. it's so great to see you. what did you think of her lesson? >> well, i hardly got to see it. looking forward -- did she say i'm not familiar with chicken or -- yes. i could just see her going -- putting that on, like, ooh, ooh. >> her other two kids are fine, they know how to cook, what happened to you. >> are you surprised? >> i'm shocked. i'm absolutely shocked. and so happy to see this face. >> oh! >> did you try the pie?
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>> not yet. >> give it a try. >> you want me to give it -- >> yeah. >> i was pretty impressed. when she laid the top, come on, she had help. >> store-bought. >> there you go. you can't trust these guys. okay, here we go. >> martha stewart wasn't available to help. >> mmmm. delicious. >> it is! see? >> your mom's seal of approval. >> i'm just in shock right now. >> a gold star for that. >> thank you, mom. >> she didn't slack off? >> yeah, because we all remember my mom's first appearance on the "today" show. >> i want to set the record straight. >> yes. >> that was only in high school, and it was only academically. >> oh. >> that she was a slacker. >> she was a hard worker. >> and she still is. >> well, we've got a lot more with savannah tomorrow. >> oh, gosh. >> you get to be the teacher. >> that's right. i'm going to teach matt how to play the guitar. she is extremely musical. she is brilliant. >> it's meet you. we're back right after this. ♪ birds flying high
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[ female announcer ] weight watchers, rated #1 best plan for weight loss by u.s. news and world report. join right now and you can join for a dollar. weight watchers. because it works. good morning. it's 9:26. i'm marla tellez. the san francisco chapter of the ncaap will picket outside of sfo today. it's calling for the airline to improve how it treats passengers. airline employees racially profiled la shawn when they demanded that he pull up his baggy pants on a flight in june. police arrested marmin. his mother will take part in today's protest. u.s. airways says two of the ploys who confronted him are also african-american and it denies any discrimination.
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pg&e is moving the pipeline 132 extending from san bruno through south san francisco up to san bruno mountain. the pipe runs through the backyards of dozens of homes in south san francisco. south city official want pg&e to move the pipe next year. the utility is working with the city on a solution and says recent tests of the pipeline didn't show any major dangers. it is now 9:26. a look at the forecast and the roads right after the break.
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welcome back. we're looking at a cool july afternoon in the bay area. 60s he a 70s for most of the inner bay. we should still hit 80s around morgan hill and out towards livermore. it's the north bay, north of sonoma county. the weather system is going to
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pass on by and we'll see temperatures on the rebound. 80s and 90s finally in the picture for the second part of the week. we're looking at 580. a motorcycle accident on the shoulder. it's caused quite a bit of slowing. folks slamming on their brakes and jumping over to 87. we have slow downs on 101 north past the airport as well. 880 looking well but still slow out of san leandro. there is livermore. a little slow still, 23 minutes out of the pass to the dublin interchange. >> thanks, mike. for the latest traffic and news updates, check us out on facebook. we'll be back at 9:56.
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whew! we did it! yes! >> i had a breakthrough. ♪ i had a breakthrough >> sing it. tell it, girl. >> i learned how to play the g. ♪ >> we rocked. >> don't worry. i'm not quitting my day job but tomorrow on "show and tell," i get a guitar lesson from ms. savannah guthrie who taught herself how to play the guitar, by the way. >> and it shows. >> no, she is amazing. that's coming up tomorrow on "today." so we know she can't cook, but
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she can play that guitar. >> we'll talk about it more tomorrow, but this one has great musical talent, natalie. >> we're going back -- we want to review that reaction you had a few minutes ago when you saw your mom come out here. the look on your face. your jaw dropped. and the flies swarmed. >> and then i started to cry. i was just so excited to see my mom. i haven't seen her -- well, actually, i saw her two weeks ago, so i don't know why i was so excited. she looked so pretty and i don't know -- overwhelming. these people keep a very good secret. >> she was avoiding all day, all morning. >> she is going to spend the whole week. >> she is, we're going to have fun. she has been wanting to come to new york, and now she is here. thank you, "today" show. >> i love that reaction. another talented co host with us this morning, who also happens to be a new york times best-selling author.
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ho hoda kotb, and she will tell us how her life has changed since writing the book. >> yeah, a big breakthrough in the relationship department, as well. because of the book. you'll hear that story. and in "today's" kitchen, you've got some day-old bread lying around, we'll show you how to make some classic italian salads that are hearty enough to serve as a meal. >> do you have recipes for week-old bread lying around, month-old bread? >> that's when it's going to be penicillin. and then the right bra can make all of the difference in a woman's wardrobe. so style expert bobbi thomas is here with the best bras to flatter your figure. she is looking good modeling that bra. but first, al, a check of the weather if you can concentrate now. >> i'm wearing a manzier, and i feel great. >> it fits just right. >> it does. >> let's check your weather -- lifts and separates. for the week ahead, a little
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cool for the west coast. above-normal temperatures for two-thirds of the rest of the country. we've got more of the same mid-week period, nothing really changes. as we get to the latter part of the week, temperatures normal out, out west, although right along the coast stays cooler. and, again, we are still in that dangerous heat for the eastern two-thirds of the united states. that's what's going on around th well, good morning. a nice morning around the bay area. increasing clouds along the coastline. pretty unusual. a system may toss showers north of santa rosa as we head through the night and it's going to keep the sea breeze going through the next couple of days. temperatures around the bay area will be climbing into the 70s in san jose. 65, san francisco. near 70 in oakland. two more cool days and then we warm up for the second half of the week. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you. coming up next, how our
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last october, our great friend hoda kotb wrote a great book. it comes out in paper book tomorrow. good to see you. >> hey, mr. roker, how are you? >> let's go back almost five years. >> okay. >> i remember sitting in your hospital room. >> uh-huh. >> and you were writing back
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then. did you have any idea that what you started writing, that during that period, during your breast cancer survivor -- >> it's weird -- >> did you know you were going to do that. >> when you just said you were sitting next to my bedside, i got this wave of emotion remembering that day. that's so weird. you know, it's so funny, it's been almost five years, and you think that at a certain point, you say that was then and this is now. but i did journal. and i remember you sitting by my bedside talking to me and i was writing stuff down and i figured if i could put it on paper it would get it off my heart and sometimes you need to get rid of things. i didn't imagine it would wind up in a book ever. but i thought at least i would have a choice, get it off my chest and then decide. >> you talk about getting rid of things, 2007, you got rid of a bad husband. and you got rid of the breast cancer. >> o thank you, al. yeah, it was weird to have both of those things happening in the
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same year. bus normally you would think, what's worse than this, having two kind of twin tragedies together? but i think the weird thing about grief is, if you have two big things happening at the same time, i think you really do have a finite amount of grief to go around. you can only give so much to whatever is going wrong with your marriage because you're worried about your health test results and only worry about your health because you're worried what happened to my marriage so you sort of split the grief. and it's almost like having two kids instead of one. you can't worry about that kid cribseling on the walls -- >> speaking of kids scribbling on the walls -- kathie lee. >> these segways are crazy. >> how did you survive that? >> first of all, that's why we have booze on the set. second of all, it's been quite an adventure. and it has been such a freeing experience for me, because i was so used to being buttoned up, from "dateline" and following scripts and rules and stuff. and obviously in this show, there are no rules. don't ask what we're doing
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there. but everything is free. and i -- there's something about that feeling of letting go, undoing a news corset, having a few sips of something. just a couple. >> and then you write this book. it's a run-away best seller. you're at a book signing, and you meet somebody who is going -- who has now changed your life. >> you know, you wonder why you do things. and i've got to be honest, i did wonder why i wrote that book. and these two young girls in their 20s showed up in line at the book store. and they said -- i said, you want me to sign a book? and they said no, we want to give you something, and it was a laminated piece of paper and it said "ten reasons you should date our dad." and i started dating their dad, and it's been since october. >> there's you and jay. >> that's jay. and you wonder why you do things in life. there he is again. he's loving this. oh, my god. anyway, but it's -- it really did transform my life. sometimes you wonder why -- >> he's a country music star? [ laughter ] >> that's what you wear in the
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west, baby. come on. you're in trouble. all over -- >> you're ending the book with a chapter called "forward." >> yeah. i think -- i wear this ring, and it says -- it's a pink breast cancer ring and says "forward" and i fiddle with it a lot and it reminds me if you get stuck in the weeds on what ever your big issue is in life, you have to continue to look straight ahead. and i'm reminded of that. and so we'll see what the next chapter of life is. >> and you and kathy lee will be -- >> we're signing books at the great, great bookstore on r rohobeth avenue. >> and he will will be at the grand 'ole opry this weekend? >> you are dead meat. just telling you. >> thank you. hoeda kotb's book in stores tomorrow. up next, finding the right bobbi thomas.he help of style i
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bra size, to start with. >> yeah, unfortunately, most women by buy cup sizes that are too small and band width that is too big and the straps size. you have been fitted. i know you were a little shy about admitting. >> thanks, bobbi. tell the whole world about it. yeah. anyway, moving on -- >> it's a really great thing. we can all laugh, but it's the first thing you put on before you put anything else on. and sometimes if you're -- especially if you have a bigger breast, you -- if you have something that's not supporting you right, it will hang down near your waistline and make you look bigger than you are. so you want to make sure you can lift those up. >> you sold me. let's look at our first bra. melanie is wearing the peak performance bra, nice sports bra. >> yeah, this is a question i get all of the time. the sports bra. how can i work out? this is an award-winning bra from anita. it has moisture-wicking fabric, the way it's constructed, it won't give you una-boob, has a
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great look to it, doesn't make you feel like you're wearing a training bra, really great. >> all right, melanie, thank you now let's go to randi in the pump up the volume bra, when you want a little padding, but not overdone. >> this is another common complaint, he want a little more volume, but you don't want to look like you're wearing arrest more. and the little bra company, the lucia lace bra and randi was okay with me saying she is a size double a but feels like she can move into an a or b category with this bra and feels natural. it's a natural fit with a discrete padding. >> thank you. you look great. let's go to the peek-a-boo bra. and for that we have nancy modeling. >> it's tank top season. and especially for women like us that are at work and you want the to conceal cleavage, and not show it off, this is a great option. it's from shape effects at --
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gave comfortable, full coverage. and she is wearing the pinache bra, they have styles up to 56j. >> let's have the reads come out one more time. showing off the bras. and remember, it's the size. got to get the right size. thank you so much, bobbi thomas. coming up next, rustic bread salads. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ you are the dancing queen this morning in ""today's" kitchen," bread salads. you can throw bread on the grill for a satisfying male that won't weigh you down. the renaissance chef from arlington capital crew. good morning. >> thank you. >> good to have you here. i'm a big fan of summer salads, and this is a hearty summer
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salad. >> very much so. >> the panzanella salad. you have been making this since you were 2 years old. so a lot of love in this salad. what do we start with? >> great grilled bread, extra virgin olive oil. >> and you use day-old bread? >> best way, reinvigorates your bread, right off the grill. something you do outside. once it comes off, tear it up with our hands. don't need a knife. >> i like that. >> jump right in. >> so we're going to -- big chunks, right? >> absolutely of the it will soak up all of the vinaigrette and grab a lot of flavor here. >> that's great. and what's the basis in this sal salad? >> greens and a romaine heart and red oak also a type of romaine, anchovies, roasted tomatoes, roasted peppers and tuscan olives. >> so all in season right now, too. >> absolutely. >> the tomatoes, especially. >> yeah, tomatoes we do in our restaurant about six and a half hours in the oven. if you don't like to do them at home, you can definitely find them in the store, very easily.
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>> sun-dried tomatoes. >> absolutely. >> and then fresh lemon to make it pop, a lot of flavor and brightness. >> i could eat this whole bowl right here. this is a small salad. >> and then oregano vinaigrette and dijon. >> delicious. so the lemon juice and then the oregano vinaigrette and then the parmesan. >> the parmesan reggiano, the good stuff. >> and this is -- >> micro basil. for sweetness. can't go wrong. >> fantastic. salt and pepper to taste, right? >> absolutely. finish up there. some great sea salt and fresh crackeded pepper. >> perfect. >> and can't go wrong. >> okay. looks fantastic. and meantime, as we take the bread off the grill there, you've got another great salad here. and this is a foe focaccia.
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>> extra virgin olive oil, just brush it on quick. >> and the great taste with the rosemary on the top, too. >> absolutely. the fresh herb is amazing. takes about a minute. >> and then here the foe focaccia which you cubed up. >> this is a great fork style, a type of salami. >> red onion. tomatoes, artichoke, fennel and chickpeas. and then our greens? >> baby mosh, rah radiccio. this is great, i can take a day off now. >> salt and pepper. a little sea salt in there. >> okay. and the same dijon vinaigrette. >> dijon oregano vinaigrette. can't go wrong.
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this is one of the great salads, you can add to it, throw chicken, grilled shrimp. >> we'll serve it up and show how the great salads look. david, you are fantastic. thanks for being so quick with us. >> not a problem. >> and the surprise breakup with jennifer lopez and mark anthony. hello parents, it's going to be a big school year.
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your kids are going to climb rope. they're going to have a year long tug war with the ceiling. and by the time they get out of 8th grade, they're going to do it with sweat on their brow and achievement in their hearts. so, this is what they're gonna need: running shoes, t-shirts, tube socks, fruit cups, cheese sticks, energy bars, rope climbing gloves, rope burn ointment, and a jump drive. not sure what that is, but they're gonna be jumpin'.
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stands to get out in 22 years. s that because the santa clara district attorney filed maximum charges against them for torture, battery, assault, and making criminal assault. it's because they did not act immediately and planned the beating. rod rig gez pleaded not guilty. he will be sentenced to 22 years in prison. we're going to check your forecast and the roads right after the break. actually, we're not going to have a break. we're going to go right to the forecast right now with rob mayeda. excuse me. >> we did enjoy mostly clear skies to start but now we're
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seeing the low clouds approach the coast and temperatures are below what you would expect for july. not changing much today. 60s and 70s and 80s to the south. morgan hill and gilroy across the bay. believe it or not, ukiah northward could see some showers so cool days ahead. second half of the week, temperatures climbing into the 80s and 90s. looking good. the ambulance has been waved off. it's causing some backup near castro valley. south of san mateo bridge, it's a pretty normal pattern. approaching the bay bridge, no major issues. slowing in the berkeley curves. okay. getting ahead of myself. thank you, mike. for the latest traffic and news updates, find us on facebook at nbc bay area morning news.
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we'll be back for our final update at 10:26. sure, pulling the mold, mildew, and grime from out of the porous caverns of grout takes the right tools, but it also takes a gentle, caring touch. before you can deep clean, you learn to get a feel for its trouble spots. and hey, if you can't listen to grout,
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you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer. from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody, we're so glad you're with us today. this fun-day monday, july 18th. we're back in our studio after two fabulous days in montreal. >> montreal is much crazier than i imagined, by the way. >> what a beautiful city. honestly. just gorgeous. >> gorgeous. yeah. >> we want to thank everybody, there was tanya, who helped us a whole bunch. we could have used her at the airport, couldn't we, hoda? >> we could have. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. if you guys missed our show --
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who did. because everybody watched it. a lot of pictures, this is kind of a recap. let's take a listen. [ cheers and applause ] >> mmm, fantastique! >> what does that mean -- >> oh! >> all right. just go for it! ♪ ♪ >> okay, okay, you can't all eat at once. >> ooh, what is going on? ♪ all we are saying ♪ is give peace a chance >> welcome to montreal for day two. >> canadian weather stick. when it's up, it means it's predicting good weather. and when it's down -- >> if there's one person i need to be forgiven.
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chuck's one person in the whole world is kathie lee. >> i can stay in town a little longer. >> here we go! ♪ ♪ >> look at hoda. >> it was, we just had a lot of fun. >> thank you, everybody, for coming down in the heat. they stayed there for hours and hours. >> they took tons of pictures, we have great pictures from our friends out there. by the way, look at those -- that is a little low, if you know whey mean. >> that apron was a hit. we've got to get those. we have to get those aprons. >> we've got to get those bodies. >> the hill boy's name on the left was mattie, he was so adorable. >> momma needs a -- momma needs a little operation. look at that. >> the tango dances, we had a great time. it was a lot of fun. >> and we're going on the road again. >> we're staying in our own country this time. this coming weekend, hoda and i
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are going to rehoboth beach, delaware, i've got a real family history and hoda -- look at this. >> they have these boats that go along the water and they put little signs on them. >> usually meet me at dewey beach and we'll get drunk. >> this is about browse about books. if you haven't been to rehoboth, it's one of those must-see places. we'll have a great book signing on saturday from 10:00 to noon. >> we're also going to be going around and filming the day before. so come out and see us. >> come out to rehoboth. i hope they have the drag queen volleyball. it's the best thing going, on the beach there's one area where they set up and everyone decks out, you know what i'm talking about? yes. >> we have do give you an update. last week i felt really, really badly. last wednesday during our talk i threw a wine bottle to joe and, and -- >> oh, oh -- i threw it three times. >> one more. >> he thought it was an empty --
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plastic thing, it was -- it hit him in the chest. it had a wine bottle in it. it did a little damage, not much, but more than i certainly intended. he got home that night. where is joe? here's joe -- he's afraid of me now. here's the story you told me when we got back. first of all, how are you today, honey? >> i feel okay, but -- katie says i feel like i'm glowing a third nipple now. >> t.m.i. >> you said to me the next day, your wife said let me see it and you pressed on it and you went ooh, and so she said what. >> go to the doctor. >> so you went to the hospital to get an x-ray. >> yes, i did. >> and after they took the x-ray, he they left the room and somebody else came in and said what? >> we have to take your blood. >> and you said why? >> and they said, when you get an x-ray on your chest, they don't need it take your blood. >> but they said what? >> i said, you can't take my blood. and she said yes, joe terci
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we're here it take your blood. they take six vials of blood. >> because they said to you, we're going to check for mumps, measles and -- >> hep i, hep ii, and syphilis. >> i didn't give you syphilis. i don't want this stuff getting around. >> i didn't even know syphilis existed any more. >> now look at this, i'm trying to get a little tender-loving care. he goes all right, they take six vials of your blood and then what happens. >> i'm a little woozy. she comes in, the doc comes in and says, okay, you can go, the x-rays are negative. so i says, well what about the blood. she goes, what blood? what do you mean what blood? somebody just came in and she was like about ten years old. and i don't even know if she did it right. >> and they said to you, nobody took any blood. >> and i said, yes, they did i got the band-aid on. we can't send you home. my wife and daughter had to come
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and pick me up. thanks a lot. >> thanks a lot. >> people were concerned about you, joe. >> i had flashbacks to the sixth grade. i used to have a gym teacher. he had iron fingers, whenever i did something wrong, he used to give me the chest-thump. >> at least i didn't give you syphilis. >> joe, what happened? >> it didn't go on as long as one ever your hoda stories. >> this went on and on. those are incredible. >> that was long. >> please! >> he's not the greatest story-teller, but he's a great guy. >> if you were in front of the tv yesterday, inside if you decided to get out of the sunshine, you were probably watching the u.s. women's soccer team play japan. it was such a terrific game and it did what it's done in the past, it came down to penalty kicks, it was a heartbreaker for the u.s. a couple of the highlights. oh, yeah, it was tough at the end.
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it was tough to watch. that one went right over the top. and it's a tough thing that i'm sure a lot of these girls are going to remember. japan ended up winning. but everyone has been saying the same thing, if any team deserved to win and needed a win more than any other country in the world, it's japan. >> they needed a boost. they went through the tsunami, the -- >> nuclear crisis, all of it. >> and they weren't even supposed to get into the finals. >> we beat them three times. >> i'm so happy for them. >> so j. lo and marc anthony. >> that was surprising news over the weekend. >> we'll talk about that during the buzz, i didn't see that coming, did you? >> no, i didn't at all. we saw them dancing that very seductive dance i saw them, i remember. they were starting another reality show together. they issued a joint statement saying we've decided to end our marriage. it's it was a very difficult decision. we've come to an ammicable conclusion on all matters. that's her third marriage and his second.
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>> yes. you're right. and they've got the kids, the twins. >> the three years old. >> we tried to get home from montreal, and we hear it from all of you, getting there was easy, getting home was a little rougher. both hoda and i got patted down, okay? >> you know what i'm saying? >> patted down. >> that happens. >> even i was saying to the lady, i was saying, this is ridiculous. >> she said, i know. but anyway, there was a woman who just got arrested for groping the tsa worker back. >> she was accused of that. >> now, i mean she says she travels a lot and she gets tired of tsa people patting her down. the accusation is she groped the tsa woman's breasts back at her. here's the thing -- one of the toughest or worst jobs i would think, or most difficult would be a tsa agent. you don't want to put your hands on all of these people coming through. you have to, they're complaining, you don't want to do it and they're like, what are you doing.
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trust me, i don't want to do it. because it can't be, the idea that there's even a sexual component of it is gross to me. don't you think, with some of these people going through the thing? you know what i'm saying? >> i know what you're saying, and i agree with you this time. >> who knows what the true story is there. all i know is we got home 15 minutes early. you get excited because you're like, yes! >> when they say, good news, we landed early, it's like a party and you're on the tarmac and you want off the plane. and then they say, ah, folks, we're a little early. so there's a plane that's -- still at our gate. so -- it looks like they're closing the doors and we'll be right along in the moment. >> and then we wait. >> about ten minutes, do it again. >> folks, that plane seems to have mechanical difficulties -- >> can't get it out. keep going. >> let's get joe to finish the story. >> and then they bust me in the chest like that. >> and then so then what happened? >> so then -- anyway, it went on
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and on and then we sat on the tarmac for 45 minutes. >> there's nothing worse than landing early and then being 30 minutes late. they kept saying, we're trying to get a gate. they didn't take us to the a gate. they took up some place, brought up stairs and dumped us. a lot of people had luggage and -- >> it's hard to get off that plane. they don't have ramps sometimes for things like that. >> anyway, we feel your pain. a big thank you to the folks at the national press club in d.c. >> so big and so important. >> i went and spoke to high school kids. the top two high school kids in all of these different schools showed up in the event. >> in the country. >> they were great kids, on the ball, had a great time, the folks from gmu put the deal on. >> and hoda's book comes out in paperback tomorrow. so you're going to see her everywhere. >> talk to me about your favorite things. >> my favorite thing is something that cassidy got for me. it's called, it's by the body shop. it's called honey bronze shimmering dry oil for all skin tones. i actually put it on me. because i love this stuff and
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then i put it on you. >> we can both wear it. >> hoda couldn't believe it because she's much more mocha-colored. it just disappeared beautifully. >> and it smells terrific. >> it smells great, $14 available online or in stores and it doesn't come off on your clothing. which is the key. >> and what is yours? >> here is my favorite thing. >> as of when, this morning? >> this morning. if you like to travel with your ipod and you don't want to carry a lot of bulky stuff. look at this guy, it is an ipod case. you fput it on. >> i don't think that's right, hoda woman. >> no, this is where your phone is. you put it -- many ways to wear it. now you can wear it so it's on the back. look, look, it's easy if you're biking. it's called a spy belt.
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it's actually nice. >> you can hide stuff in there, it's $49.95 on >> it's a favorite from one of our fans, lisa from chesshire, connecticut, yoga tea, it has a zen saying for the day type of thing and there are anti-oxidants and right here it says suppresses appetite. never a bad thing. >> thank you so much. coming up next, the love story between an apprentice and talk show host and their struggle with infertility. >> and first, these messages. xe. ♪ hey, i just finished painting in the kitchen. why is he still here? i think we should keep it. it speaks to me. [ voice ] don't paint me. he's gotta go.
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book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia. he was anyone as donald trump's apprentice and she was known as the host of e-news on the west coast. before they became known as bill and juliana ramsick, the power
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couple. >> ready to start their fourth season of the reality show, "bill and juliana." >> things are going to change. >> i didn't realize that thisses is the first time you guys have lived under one roof. you've been on separate coast? >> yes. that's probably why we've lasted. >> the secret to a successful marriage. >> and you are always excited to see one another. >> i still feel like he's my boyfriend. i don't call him "husband" because he's my hot boyfriend. >> doesn't he look like james bond? >> yes, i appreciate that. >> he's not feeling the hair, but i love it. >> i've got five awesome sister wives on the show. >> how has it changed, living together? describe that? >> i'm born and raised in chicago, that was a place that i loved. so i'm moving to l.a., it's a tough transition for me. >> you got your dream house. >> i did. >> i watched the first episode. >> the dream house. >> i did not make you sell it. >> she came along out of the blue and wanted to buy it. >> was it hard -- you had to pick up your whole life and pack
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and move? >> it's tough. and l.a. is a tough town, as you know. >> i love l.a., i love it, love it. you don't, you love chicago. >> yes. >> sometimes you go out to dinner and people unless you can do something for them and their career, they just look right past you. and chicago is the opposite of that. >> you don't think new york is like that? >> i love new york. this is great. >> so fortunately, you love your wife more. >> that's the key. >> and you've gone through some difficult things in your marriage, like a lot of couples have. i know you've been struggling with infertility. >> that's what last season focused on. i'm glad we did open up. it was hard at first to tell people what we were going through. two ivfs, a miscarriage. it's been really hard. but it's been so rewarding, i can't go to a gym without a girl coming up to me and saying thank you. i tear up. it's a sweet thing to hear that we're helping people. now it's all about the year of fun. we're taking the focus away. we're kind of living life as if, realizing we don't have a child. like what can we do now that we
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don't have a child. we drink a lot of wine. >> we're opening up a mama tapani's italian eatery. to open up the recipes that have been in giuliana's family for hundreds of years. >> you said you were going to go to italy. >> just got back. >> was it your roots? >> i was from naples, italy. i was born there. so i bring bill to my childhood home and my parents spent a lot of time with us this season. she came home the other day. and he was a little creeped out. and my wife is in bed watching television and her mom is on the right and her dad is on the left, watching television. >> we're italian, we're very close. so it really is all about just reconnecting. we just feel like the big man above, he's got a plan for us. you know. and it's going to happen. >> the year of fun. >> when it's meant to happen. >> there's a lot of reality shows out there.
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why do you think yours is breaking through with people? >> we worked very hard. we said if we're going to do this, we're going to do a show that makes marriage look cool again. it's a show that doesn't showcase infidelity or drug use. there's so many shows that gives people the wrong message. the best compliment we got was a woman walking down the street, she came up to us and said, thank you for doing the show, it's a show i can watch with my daughters and it's a marriage i'd like them to be in one day. >> we wish you the very best. have a lot of fun. >> a lot of wine. >> okay, "giuliana & bill" premieres tonight. time to meet our newest fan of the week and the celebrity news that everybody is buzzing about. [ female announcer ] at the jcpenney biggest home sale...
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it's time for the fan of the week. when we get to surprise a lucky viewer at home who happens to be an outstanding fan. >> and as always, miss sara is
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here announce the lucky winner. >> this might be the my favorite part of the job. so we have to have the drum roll, it wouldn't be a winner without it the win certificate andrea jarvis, from houston, texas. andrea watches on kprc, channel 2. she says the show is like coffee and she cannot start her day without it. it's the highlight of her morning is watching with a relaxing glass of wine. that's starting a little early. but from her mom's sippy cup. the transformation on the joy's fit club inspires, as well as the i-hoda's playlist. andrea is a busy, stay at home mom of a 4-year-old and a 9-month-old. however, she stops everything to watch kathie lee and hoda every day. for being such a great fan, andrea, we want to send you to beautiful san juan, puerto rico, where you'll enjoy your four days and three nights at the san juan marriott resort. the trip includes airfare for two and hotel accommodations are furnished by the san juan
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marriott resort. >> thank you, sara. thank you. don't forget, go to our website so you can be our next fan of the week. still to come, the best s n celebrity hair in america. and "today's buzz" and if you're counting calories, you'll want to take madelyn's cocktail test. >> plus a traveling diary brings best friends together.
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year, jsu requires freshman to live in dorms on on campus and with an unusually large group of freshman moving in the fall, 250 upperclass men have been asked to give up their rooms. they have been told that they will be put up in a room and access to public transportation. 10:26. a look at the forecast and the roads right after this. wlap honey...? [ mom ] yes. honey, i can't find my internet cord. oh, i'll borrow hailey's. you're downloading movies. fast! from here?
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well, for a monday it's not so bad weather-wise at least. a few clouds are moving on to the coast. take a look at what is happening on the north coast. a chance of showers in parts of the north bay as we head into the evening, areas north of ukiah will see july showers. in the 60s and 70s for most of the bay area and increasing clouds and for the second half of the week we warm up with 80s and 90s inland. let's look at the south bay where 101 is showing slowing and also sticking around is the big rig. a few hours ago, as you are coming northbound on 101 approaching bailey, still offloading the product off the truck on to another truck.
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minor slowing now at the scene. oakland looking pretty clear as well. a nice flow up towards the toll plaza and no slowing near the maze. check us out on facebook, nbc bay area morning news. joins tomorrow morning at 4:30. have a great day. we're back on this fun-day, monday. >> from j. lo's shocking split to the first photo of baby beckham, we have gossip gals here with more. >> we were surprised by the j. lo/marc anthony split. were people in hollywood surprised? >> people are saying they were surprised about. you now that they've split everybody is coming forward saying oh, yeah, she wasn't with him at the bastfa event. >> she has a thriving career and he has a thriving career. >> i think what we hear now is this was never a great, passionate romance from the
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beginning. >> hello. >> they're both performers. >> remember at the time they got together they were both recording for sony. and there was a lot of pressure to further their careers. they were friendly, she had just had a bad split-up with ben affleck. >> i don't think that they got together for business reasons, though. although it was a great business partnership. but you know, she was on the rebound from that bad split from ben affleck. >> you rest up. what about all their -- what are they going to do with all of this tv show, clothing line is coming up? >> yes. >> and going forward? >> it's going to happen as planned. >> what about the kids? anything about the twins? >> she said it's an ammicable split-up and they're both devote dodd the children. they have what $350 million between them. so they cannot afford to have their business venture split. >> let's talk about casey anthony. we all watched the images that came out after midnight when she was released.
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the big question is where is she, what's the latest on all that? >> the latest rumor, nobody knows for sure, that she's in ohio, that she took a private plane to ohio. i thought it was so amazing. when she walked out, if you look at the video, it looks like she can barely keep herself from smiling and laughing. she gets in the car. >> she's been told not to, sure. >> big smile. i found that very disturbing. >> there's speculation that in ohio or elsewhere, she will have some sort of plastic surgery to alter her appearance so that she can remain under the radar and that perhaps she may even go to puerto rico, where her attorney has a place. >> do you guys think if she wrote a book or was on a reality show. do you guys think that either of those two things would be a hit? would people tune in or buy it? >> a reality show, i cannot see. i cannot see any network. any cable channel offering her that. she's two reviled. and the problem with a book is that the o.j. book was such a bomb -- >> "if i did it" -- >> people hated it. that people are now saying she
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won't get a book deal. but if she does a television interview, i have to believe whether people hate her or believe justice was served in some way, they will watch. >> the other day we just learned that the whole trial cost the taxpayers of florida, which i am one of them -- $400,000. that doesn't go over well with the public, either. >> the whole thing doesn't go over well. and i mean she's of course being sued by za nigneida, the nanny. >> the box office, "harry potter" killed it. that's amazing. >> my daughter went at midnight. >> did she dress up? >> no, she went again last night to see it in 3-d. she went to see both. >> were you shocked by the numbers? >> i knew it was going to be big. i've got kids, too. and they already had their tickets lined up. it was $169 million. and $476 million worldwide.
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since most of you know, we on the "today show," i mean us, enjoy a cocktail or two or three and while counting our calories
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we thought we would take on new challenge. >> we enlisted our diet and nutrition contributor madelyn to put it to the test. when booze-day tuesday rolls around, we know what's safe and what to stay away from. >> this is your specialty. wine is a specialty for us. >> we dot best we can. >> everybody enjoys these in the summertime. but let's start out with one of the all-time favorites. this is a mai tai, does this ten-ounce drink have more or less than 100 calories? >> yes, it has 625 calories. a lot of sugar, a lot of booze, be careful -- >> is there something else inside there to make it sugar? >> these things, you can't substitute. booze and fruit juice, that's the combination. >> let's move on now many people love the taste of wine and something that's portable in its own little 12-ounce container is a wine cooler, right. how many teaspoons of sugar would you consume, if you drank two of these. is it eight, 12 or 16 teaspoons?
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>> the last one. 16. >> it is 16 teaspoons. >> and more. >> a third of a cup of sugar in these two little drinks. >> are you kidding? >> have some plain wine. >> okay. now -- >> that's whey always do, wynne not? >> popular summer mixed drinks. here we have a gin and topic and a rum and coke. does a gin and tonic have more or less than the rum and coke? >> less. >> more. >> they have the same. because -- >> tonic water looks like it's clear, but it has the same calories as regular cola. either use seltzer or diet tonic. that's why there's diet tonic. >> or diet coke. >> we just saved a whole bunch of calories. >> house benefits of red wine you're well aware of. what's a one-serving a day? that's the health benefit. is it glass a? is it glass b, or glass c?
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which is the recommended serving for health benefits? >> it is a, it is five ounces. >> that's just a little. >> a little goes a long way. >> that barely gets you through your linguini and clams. if you know what i mean. >> a glass is sort of the serving. so this is two servings. >> all right, madelyn, move on! >> now we have the true and false. is this statement true or false. this margarita has the same number of calories as this large fries. >> calories? false. >> there's more. >> no, they have the same. >> oh, what's with the -- >> 550 calories. >> we had one before, the 700 calories. >> no, no, that was the mai tai. >> that wasn't madelyn. >> i have the videotape. we'll find it. >> the vodka and seltzer. this is something that is sometimes the go-to drink. does it have 50, 100 or 150 calories? >> who care, it's almost
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nothing. >> it has 100. >> which is correct. hoda, you're right, too, that's a good choice. as a cocktail to choose, as a mixed drink, it's great. >> what's the score? >> i'm way ahead. >> my mother would be proud of me. >> which one of these beers is 12-ounce bottles of beer has the lowest number of calories of beers around the world. >> the light one. >> there's no light. they're all -- >> the highest one up. >> guinness, is it heinekin from holland, the beer from japan or -- >> the japanese. >> no, the budweiser. >> keep going. >> i already won. >> guinness has the lowest. 125 calories. >> and the winner is, you want to win the prize, cath kathie l. >> a prize i can use. >> we're going to do it right af afthr teis. >> thank you! ♪
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it's time for "today's beauty" and the best celebrity hairstyles in america. >> we polled the nation's top salons to find the nation's most sought-after style. here to tell us about them is the magazine's beauty director, emily doherty. >> it's a fun little project. >> it was a lot of work, but a lot fun. and the winner might not surprise you. the winner with the most-requested hair is jennifer aniston, of course. >> her new one. >> that's the bob. >> we've been doing this for five years and this is the first time she's won. it's a big deal for jennifer to win this. >> i wouldn't fehr she's happy about this. >> usually you talk to stars after they cut their hair and they're story. >> let's get to kaitlyn. >> the key with this bob is that it's shorter in the back and a little longer in the front. >> look how darling. >> it's asymmetrical.
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>> it gives it a lot of movement. you want to make sure you get volume on the top, so get mousse when you're blow-drying and run an flat iron over the ends. >> but it's too short to put up when you work out, kaitlyn, what do you do? >> i put it up. >> all right. the next look, this is the long bang. and who has got this? reece witherspoon? >> j. lo. it's probably the easiest of the looks to wear. this is one to try. the key is to keep it longer than your brow, you want to end your bang at the cheekbone or your jawline if you want to emphasize your jawline. you want it smooth but not weighed down. we like to blow it dry back and forth and back and forth over even part before you swoop to the side. >> how do you get her face and body? that's what people want. >> that's in the next segment. >> the pixie is another one.
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>> emma watson from "harry potter." the first thing she did when she finished filming was to cut off her hair. >> it's a variation on the halle berry. >> and mia farrow. >> you want to be very confident. if you don't think you can wear it, you can log on to and we have a makeover tool and you can test all your hair styles. >> make sure your face is the right shape. >> the other thing is, a lot of us like to hide behind your hair. so pull your hair up for a few days, don't wear it down at all and see how brave you feel. >> you can do a sinead o'connor, just buzz it all off. >> hair color in the drug store, it's always tough to pick. >> we didn't just poll salons, we polled our readers, these were winners for a different reason. l'oreal preference, if you have
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gray, this is the one to try. feria, if you like double color, if you get base and highlights this is the one to go to. it gives multidimensional color, it's not flat. >> john dpmpb rieda precision foam. it's new to the market, the number one hair color in asia. the key to this, it's like shampooing your hair, it's a foam, mousse, no drip. it gets everywhere. it's so easy. >> 15 seconds. >> perfect ten, ten minutes, perfect salon color. if you're stretched for time. this is what you do. my favorite, garnier herbal shine gives great color, ammonia free. so it's very gentle. >> thank you, ladies. how one journal keeps five friends in five different states together.
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with life's busyness, it's hard to keep in touch with one or two good friends. how do you keep up with five
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childhood friends, especially when you guys are spread out all over the country. >> take a look at these best friends, they've stuck together with more than a decade with the help of one thing, a traveling journal. all originally from sioux city, iowa this he are allison storm, melissa. >> tanya, morgan. >> and this started right after you graduated from college? >> exactly. >> you didn't want to lose touch with each other. >> we went to college in iowa and then we all scattered across and i was really lonely. i missed these girls, obviously and i was longing toor that connection. so i guess i just came up with the idea and i wrote in it and i told them that when they got it in their mailbox, fill out some pages and send it on to the next. >> was this on travels or just in life? >> just in life. who got old boyfriends, weddings, babies. >> and naughty stuff, too. >> is that what you guys are about? >> yes. >> who had the naughty stuff? >> tanya. >> when the journal came to your house, were you busting and so
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excited to crack it open? >> yes,ky still remember the first day i opened it and got it and read the poem that she wrote. she wrote about predictions for us in our lives and what we would be doing in ten years. >> was she right? >> no, they were all wrong. >> but it was very exciting and we just kept the tradition alive. >> you keep it for how long? >> we don't have any rules. >> we don't want it to be a burden. >> have you ever, i'm sorry, have you ever gotten it and said, i have nothing to say and just passed it on? >> no, no. >> and we always spend, we spend a good amount of time. we get all of them. we send all the journals each time. so this way we can go back from the beginning, see where we started. see what type of person we were, and you know, where we've come and how far we've come. >> that's frightening. >> we better show one. >> hold on, i don't know if you can see this one. you're looking at the picture of them now. >> this is called '80s night. went outside in these clothes. >> they were brave. they were young. >> that is early '90s.
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>> when there's something troubling or difficult going on in your lives, do you reveal that in the journal? >> yes. >> what sorts of things have you guys talked about? >> my father passed away this year. so that is something you know, just something that i'm going to be able to share with these ladies and to be able to make sure to put it in the journal. and you know, it is, it's about our ups, our downs. all in between. >> and you lost a dear friend. >> our ten-year anniversary of that. >> our friend never got a chance to write in it. >> she was killed in a car accident? >> yes. >> did that help you deal with your grief, by being able to share about her and memories of her? >> absolutely. there are so many memories of her,s just a great way es of to be reminded of what a great friend we had in her and she gave us that gift of being able to appreciate friendship even more. >> and where are you , where do you guys all live? >> i'm in greenville, south
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carolina. >> sioux city. >> and chicago and tampa starting. >> corona, california. >> and phoenix, arizona. >> are you all married with kids? >> i'm married. >> are you guys always trying to match her up, by the way? >> yes. >> you do? >> she's gorgeous. >> yeah, that's a problem. >> it's got to be me. >> you guys, we're so dliled with what you do. >> i love the idea. >> we brought awe little gift. >> this is cute. >> we know that you journal. >> thank you very much. >> free stuff. >> these are journal dhas we have on our website, >> if you have girlfriends that live in other cities, it's a great way to keep in touch. >> and you're here in new york for the very first time. are you having a great dime? >> we are. >> we bumped into steve carrell on the street. he was so nice and said you guys were great. >> that's a whole other story.
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>> all the best to you. tomorrow, the new movie, "the change-up." >> plus our etiquette team tells you how to get out of those awkward situations. go out and have a fabulous fun l we'leseou y we'll see you tomorrow for booze-day tuesday. -- captions by vitac --
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